Many people who struggle with sleep apnea don’t know that they have the condition. Unlike other sleep disorders with more clear-cut signs, such as narcolepsy, many people who have sleep apnea don’t know it until a partner tells them. However, there are symptoms that you can identify if you pay close attention. Watch this video to learn more.  

Many people with sleep apnea frequently wake up with headaches. They also experience intense daytime sleepiness, despite believing that they are getting adequate rest. Getting up multiple times during the night can also be linked to sleep apnea. Loud snoring is another symptom of sleep apnea – but it can also be a standalone condition.

Risk Factors & Medical Conditions

Central sleep apnea is more common in men and other demographics. Untreated apnea increases your risk of health conditions like heart attack, heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. During a sleep apnea episode, the upper airway is blocked and the person stops breathing. This on-and-off again breathing during sleep lowers oxygen levels, resulting in sleep that isn’t recuperative. It is important to keep an eye out for sleep apnea signs.

We Are Here to Help

At Sleep Dynamics, we specialize in sleep medicine and can provide diagnostics and treatments for sleep apnea, including CPAP treatment and dental sleep medicine. If you feel sleep deprived, or would like to learn more about symptoms of sleep apnea, please call (848) 217-0240. The first step to better sleep is often a sleep study. Reach out and we’ll be here to help!