What is sleep apnea? It’s a potentially health-threatening condition in which your breathing periodically stops while you sleep. We offer sleep apnea treatment at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego.
How do you know if you have sleep apnea? Read through these common symptoms. They may help you determine if you need to go see your medical doctor.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sleep Deprivation
- Excessive Snoring
- Episodes of Not Breathing
- Mouth Breathing
- Dry Mouth/Throat
- Frequent Headaches
Don’t misunderstand, having one of these symptoms is typically fine. If you have two or more, it’s time to see your physician.
There are three different types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea describes a condition where your throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to control your breathing. Complex sleep apnea is a combination of the two previously listed.
If your physician diagnoses Obstructive Sleep Apnea, treatment is available at Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. We provide many other services, such as clear braces from Invisalign. Schedule an appointment today.