7 signs that mean you may have sleep apnea

July 10th, 2017 by Morrison Dental Associates

Sleep apnea is one of the most ignored health conditions in the world. Most people are not not aware of the serious consequences of undiagnosed or untreated sleep apnea. There is increasing evidence that sleep apnea can negatively impact a person’s overall health. Sleep apnea increases the heart rate and causes high blood pressure, and sleep apnea has been proven to reduce blood oxygen levels that responsible for for determining the performance of a person’s heart. Additionally, sleep apnea has been linked to hypertension and diabetes, meaning sleep apnea sufferers are at greater risk for problems with their lungs, heart and the brain. According to a recent study, more than 35,000 deaths per year can be traced back to cardiovascular problems that were caused by sleep apnea as an underlying cause.

7 signs you need to be treated for sleep apnea:

  1. Loud, disruptive snoring every night
  2. Frequent breaks or pauses in breathing
  3. Chronic fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea
  4. Sufferers of sleep apnea often complain of a headache
  5. High blood pressure
  6. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have sleep apnea
  7. Mood changes – sleep apnea can cause irritability, depression and anxiety

Sleep apnea is a very serious medical condition that cannot be ignored. If you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned, schedule a consultation with The Dental Sleep Center of Savannah at Morrison Dental Associates to be evaluated.