Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Posted on 08/13/2019

Many people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep and, once you achieve your sleep, snoring is oftentimes an uncomfortable and unwelcome symptom. At what point, however, can you stop blaming that late-night cup of coffee or ill-chosen spicy pizza and wings combo and decide to get a checkup for something more serious. Don’t stress! If you think you may be suffering from a disorder like Sleep Apnea, come in to Panoramic Dental and receive a consultation from one of our doctors to get to the root of the issue that’s keeping you up late at night.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome is a condition where a person experiences blocked air passages. This is why one of the symptoms is snoring! The person is only intermittently getting enough air to their lungs and, instead of being able to take a long uninterrupted stream of breath, they snore. Because at time the person is not getting enough air, the person will suddenly wake up gasping for air a few to many times throughout the night. This can become quite serious as over time the blockage can become worse until the person is no longer taking air into their body. Symptoms of sleep apnea include: snoring, headaches, drowsiness, irritability, and mood changes.

Treatment For Sleep Apnea

Treatments for sleep apnea can vary depending on severity. If you believe you or your snoring loved one are suffering from sleep apnea, you can contact us at Panoramic Dental. Our practice carries and offers an at-home sleeping test that can make diagnosis possible from your own bed, so no need to go to a sleep clinic! If positively assessed, we kindly ask for you to make an appointment with us right away so that we can begin treatment as soon as possible. As previously stated, the treatment will depend on the severity of the case and can range from a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, orthodontic-related appliances, lifestyle changes, or sleep therapy.

Contact Your Walnut Creek Sleep Apnea Specialists!

Our friendly staff is ready to receive your call if you have further questions about Sleep Apnea or other oral health issues. Feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment online. We’re accepting new patients every day!

Panoramic Dental

  • Panoramic Dental - 2225 Olympic Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 Phone: 925-934-3251 Fax: 925-934-2136

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