What is sleep apnea? It’s a potentially health-threatening condition in which your breathing periodically stops while you sleep. Jeff Gray DDS can treat your sleep apnea for residents of San Diego, La Mesa, or El Cajon.
Suspect you might have sleep apnea? Read through these common symptoms. They may help you determine if you need to go see your medical doctor.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sleep Deprivation
- Excessive Snoring
- Gasping While Sleeping
- Mouth Breathing
- Dry Mouth/Throat
- Frequent Headaches
- High blood pressure
- Problems with your memory/forgetfulness
Having one of these symptoms is typically fine. But if you have more than one, you might want to schedule an appointment with your doctor.
There are three different types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea describes a condition where your throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to control your breathing. The final type is called complex sleep apnea syndrome. This type occurs when someone has a combination of the two previously listed.
If you are diagnosed as having obstructive sleep apnea, make sure you research all treatment options. Oral appliances can treat some forms of sleep apnea. Treatment can ease your symptoms and help prevent heart problems and other issues. Jeff Gray DDS and his San Diego dentist team have sleep apnea treatments available that are proven and safe, and have helped patient after patient to stop sleep apnea in its tracks and get a good nights rest. Call us today to start sleeping better tomorrow.
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