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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that interrupts breathing during sleep and can lead to a number of physical and mental health problems. But how do you know if you have sleep apnea? Here, are a few of the symptoms of this common disorder.

It's important to understand that sleep apnea isn't just snoring. Sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing while a person is sleeping which reduces the air that reaches their lungs.

Those suffering from sleep apnea should seek diagnosis and treatment.

Many people who have sleep apnea are unaware and do not realize the difficulties they're experiencing in their every day lives may be caused by the condition.

This is why it's important to know the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea.

Two Key Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
  • Snoring
  • Exhaustion
Other Signs of Sleep Apnea:
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Fatigue throughout the day
  • Waking in the morning with headaches
  • Memory problems or memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • High blood pressure
  • Feeling depressed

Do you think that you may be suffering from sleep apnea? Contact Fort St. John Dental Clinic to book an appointment. Your dentist can help you to get the good night's sleep you deserve. 

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