Sleep apnea is a disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. The obstructive version of this disorder blocks the airway. This can be caused by the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. If untreated this can contribute to severe health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
A physician must properly diagnose sleep apnea. We recommend that you talk to our dentist and your physician if you suffer from any of the following symptoms below.
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Personality changes and irritability
- Staying asleep at night
- Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches