Addressing Sleep Apnea Symptoms to Determine Proper Treatment
There are two main forms of sleep apnea, both of which can affect individuals in a variety of ways. And often, individuals don’t even realize they’re suffering from sleep apnea symptoms and in need of treatment before learning the common signs associated with the disorder.
At James Bieneman, DDS, we understand that discussing types of sleep apnea and available treatments is vital for all patients suffering from the disorder, as are recognizing common sleep apnea symptoms. That’s why when you come to our Centennial office seeking guidance and options, you’ll receive customized options for your needs.
Recognizing Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose, often because the disorder shares symptoms with many other common health issues.
However, being able to recognize and evaluate sleep apnea symptoms is the key to seeking proper treatment. Some of the most prevalent symptoms include:
- Awakening with an extremely sore or dry throat
- Loud snoring
- Waking up to a choking or gasping sensation
- Sleepiness or a general lack of energy during the day or even while driving
- Waking up to headaches
- Forgetfulness and frequent mood changes
- Recurrent awakenings or insomnia
Common Medical Conditions that occur with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
As many as 80-90% of patients who suffer Obstructive Sleep Apnea are undiagnosed. * There are many other conditions that can increase your risk of having Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you have any of these conditions you may have an increased risk.
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Past history of a stroke
- Atrial fibrillation
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart Attack (myocardial infarction)
- Coronary artery disease
Proper Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Restore Order to Your Life
Sleep apnea is disruptive and can cause serious issues both during the night and in your day-to-day routine. That’s why when you contact the team at James Bieneman, DDS, you can expect custom, attentive care that confronts your issues and delivers a solution that works for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about our sleep apnea treatments or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bieneman, contact us at 303.797.0832.
We look forward to providing solutions that deliver relief from sleep apnea and its effects on your life.