Important Considerations for Sleep Apnea
Think you might be suffering from sleep apnea? Use this brief questionnaire to help determine your vulnerability to this sleep disorder.
If you’re at risk for sleep apnea, the next step is getting a sleep test to provide an official diagnosis for your condition. Dr. Robert Bergida can recommend a local sleep physician to administer your sleep test. Then we’ll find the perfect solution so you can get a good night’s sleep every night.
Do you relate to any of these statements? If so, you may unknowingly have a sleep-related breathing disorder.
- Complaints of snoring
- Waking up with a headache
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Witnessed snoring during sleep
- Witnessed pausing during sleep
- Heartburn while sleeping
- Daytime sleepiness
- Bathroom visits during the night
- Difficulty concentrating and remembering
- Mood changes (anger, anxiety, depression, etc.)
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dangers of sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea doesn’t just affect the quality of your sleep. When you suffer from sleep apnea, your body isn’t able to get the oxygen it needs to function properly. This condition makes breathing difficult throughout the night and the lack of oxygen can cause your body to react in different ways. It can impact your physical health as well, increasing your chances of developing high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes, and strokes. Sleep apnea can also lead to the development or exacerbation of mood disorders including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more.
Luckily, effective treatments are available at Kew Dental Sleepcare to help alleviate your symptoms and help you reclaim your life and health once again.
How do I know if my snoring is a sign of sleep apnea?
Snoring can be inconvenient to bedmates but it’s not always an indicator of sleep apnea. Although it’s a common symptom of sleep apnea, not all sleep apnea patients snore and vice versa. If your snoring is paired with chronic daytime fatigue, mood changes, and an inability to concentrate, it may indicate sleep apnea. To be certain, you’ll need to undergo a sleep test. With a formal diagnosis, Dr. Bergida can develop a personalized treatment plan to address your symptoms and help you reclaim your sleep.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
If you have any questions about sleep apnea, just give us a call at (718) 849-9472 today. We want to hear about all your concerns. And we’ll be happy to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Bergida at Kew Dental Sleepcare. We’ll help you find the relief you’ve been looking for.