Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Although millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, not all of them are aware of their condition. Sleep apnea symptoms can easily be missed, or they may be confused with other conditions. Unfortunately, sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition that can lead to significant health problems, including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity. Learning to recognize these symptoms earlier can help you get your sleep back on track and breathe easier all night long. Our Los Angeles sleep apnea center can help.
We begin with a comprehensive evaluation. We may discuss your health history, ask about any medications you take and learn about your symptoms. Some of the most common sleep apnea symptoms include:
• Loud snoring
• Waking suddenly throughout the night or frequent nighttime urination
• Waking up with a dry mouth, sore throat or headache
• Excessive daytime sleepiness
• Insomnia or restless sleep
• Attention difficulties
These symptoms are generally caused by the overall lack of sleep you suffer when your breathing is chronically disrupted throughout the night. Because your body is unable to fall into the deeper, more restful stages of sleep, you will find yourself sleep-deprived and more prone to health problems. If your snoring is loud enough to disturb the sleep of others, if you experience shortness of breath while sleeping, if you have pauses in breathing while you sleep or if you fall asleep unintentionally throughout the day, further evaluation may be necessary.
Our Los Angeles sleep apnea expert will provide you with an exam to identify the source of your problem and create a treatment plan. Common treatment options include CPAP, oral splints and lifestyle changes. The goal of treatment is to alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms and help you get a better night’s sleep while reducing your risk of apnea-related health problems. Your treatment plan will be as individual as you are, and we will work with you to find the most comfortable treatments possible.
If you are in the Los Angeles area and have sleep apnea symptoms, we can help. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our expert in sleep apnea in Los Angeles.
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