Signs of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is characterized as repeated lapses or restrictions of your breathing in your sleep. These interruptions in breathing hinder the quality of your sleep, ultimately harming your health and quality of life. Dallas Oral Surgery Associates is trained to help patients improve their quality of life and their health by addressing sleep apnea with a range of proven treatments.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, it is likely that you are not aware you have it. Sleep apnea is a common disorder for millions of Americans, but 80% of Americans affected are not diagnosed. If you tend to snore loudly or experience fatigue throughout the day despite a full night’s sleep, these are signs that you might have sleep apnea. Other symptoms include a lack of energy, dampened focus, weak reflexes, irritability, and depression.
Our specialists offer several surgical treatments to treat sleep apnea when dental appliances are not effective. The treatment option we suggest will depend on the type of sleep apnea you have.
Types Of Sleep Apnea
All three types of sleep apnea interrupt breathing patterns during sleep, but these types are distinguished by their triggers.
What Are The Risk Factors?
There are several factors that can increase your risk of having or developing sleep apnea:
Signs Of Sleep Apnea
Although diagnosing sleep apnea can be excessively difficult, here are some signs to look out for:
Are you unsure of your symptoms or unfamiliar with sleep apnea? Our surgeons are available to break down the dangers of sleep apnea and provide you with specialized treatment options. To schedule a consultation appointment or learn more about how we treat sleep apnea, call 214-363-9946 to schedule an appointment.