Although snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, just because you snore, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have sleep apnea. Snorers who suffer from sleep apnea often pause during snoring (something usually identified by a sleep partner). This might be followed by choking or gasping. Some people might experience shortness of breath.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Chronic fatigue during the day is another symptom of sleep apnea. You might find yourself fighting off sleepiness while you are at work or school—or even while you are driving.
Other signs that could point to sleep apnea include the following:
- Waking up with a sore throat
- Having a headache in the morning
- Experiencing problems paying attention
- Feeling irritable
Kids who have sleep apnea might perform poorly at school, be hyperactive, or exhibit anger or hostility. Many children who suffer from sleep apnea are mouth breathers during the day.
Sleep Apnea Dentist in De Pere
When most people think of treatment for sleep apnea, they picture CPAP therapy. For many people, however, this intrusive machine is too disruptive, too much of a hassle, and too noisy, so they don’t use it as directed. Dr. Yenchensky can talk to you about oral appliance therapy, which might be a better option to help with sleep apnea.