Snoring & Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Snoring can be a problem because it can keep a loved one awake and disturbs anyone trying to sleep nearby. Loud snoring can keep them from getting good rest which can cause fatigue and irritability, difficulty concentrating and similar problems, as well as eventually disrupting relationships. However, Snoring is not just a problem of nightly noise. Chronic, loud snoring disturbs sleep, interrupts oxygen flow and can, therefore, lead to fatigue and daytime drowsiness. This can be a real danger. Responses slow, memory difficulties can begin, performance and concentration at work and during driving can suffer. Snoring can also indicate a more serious condition. If you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • daytime sleepiness
  • chronic fatigue
  • morning headaches
  • irritability
  • impaired memory or judgment and mood disturbance

More than sound may be disturbing you. Excessive snoring may indicate obstructive sleep apnea, a condition often caused by the tongue falling back into the throat and blocking the airway. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is considered a serious medical condition which may lead to the following health issues:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Attack
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Complications with medications and surgery
  • Liver problems

Why should you see a dentist if you have snoring or possible sleep apnea symptoms? Read On >

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