While snoring doesn't necessarily mean there is a sleep issue, loud snoring is one of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Of course, even quiet snoring may bother your sleeping partner, but if you get the occasional elbow in the ribs, it is very likely the snoring isn't just a little nuisance. Your sleeping partner will hear it and may even notice the quiet pauses, the choking and gasping, and then the resumption of snoring. Unfortunately, most sleep apnea sufferers and their sleeping partners regard the situation as simply a snoring problem, not realizing it is sleep apnea, or how dangerous that is. Another exciting thing to be aware of is that it can be easily treated!
Not surprisingly, another common symptom of sleep apnea is fatigue from lack of sound sleep. You might be inattentive and drowsy and might doze off at quiet moments during the day. Other symptoms are:
- Memory problems
- A dry throat in the mornings
- Mood swings
- Weight Gain
To learn more about sleep apnea symptoms, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown or call (512) 819-9100 today for a complimentary consultation. Our sleep dentists serve patients in Austin and Round Rock.