Quiz: Can You Recognize Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?

Do you know how to recognize symptoms that might indicate sleep apnea? If you know what to look for, you can identify issues that might alert you to the need for you, or your partner, to seek treatment. People who deal with this problem can sometimes be hesitant to seek care because they are bothered by the idea that they may have to wear a CPAP machine when they sleep. Fortunately, you may be able to avoid this by seeking help from your dentist. Your family dentist can help you manage your sleep apnea condition with a special oral appliance that keeps your airways open while you sleep. This appliance can put a stop to sleep apnea, and its potentially severe effects on your well-being.

Questions:

True Or False: If you tend to feel sluggish and groggy during the day, even if you enjoyed a full night’s rest, you may be dealing with sleep apnea.

True Or False: Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but snoring is a common symptom of this problem.

True Or False: Other than making you feel tired during the day, sleep apnea is not something you should worry about.

Answers:

True! Sleep apnea can repeatedly interfere with your sleep cycle. Because the full benefits of sleep cannot be enjoyed when you fail to complete those cycles, you may feel poorly rested during the day.

True! Heavy, frequent snoring can indicate that you are dealing with sleep apnea.

False! Sleep apnea can pose serious risks to your health, and it can lower your quality of life. It can affect your mood, and your short-term memory. Patients with preexisting problems like diabetes, hypertension, and mental health concerns can have their conditions worsened.

Talk To Hillsview Dental If You Are Struggling With Sleep Apnea

At Hillsview Dental, you can enjoy relief from sleep apnea. Dr. Criss can provide you with a custom-made oral appliance that prevents any blocking of your airways, which can mean a full night’s rest, and an end to potentially serious health consequences. Of course, you can also count on us for all of your ongoing dental needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, you can contact Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652.