Sleep Apnea: What If I Don’t Remember It Happening?

You may catch wind of sleep apnea and think to yourself, wow, that sounds a lot like what I’m going through! However, you may worry about that one particular detail: The fact that many patients wake up and return to sleep so quickly that they don’t remember the actually event itself. This may cause you to wonder, how are you ever going to figure out what’s going on if you don’t have any recollection of it? Fortunately, our Livonia, MI team is happy to explain that there are other ways of picking up on this concern and then bringing it to our attention for help!

Listen To Things People Tell You

People may be giving you some extremely clear signs that you need to come in to talk with us about sleep apnea (maybe your spouse tells you that you’re choking in your sleep and that it’s happening all night!). Or, they may give you some less on-point hints that are hints, nonetheless. Listen to everything. If someone complains about your very loud snoring, someone mentions you seem tired and moody all the time, etc., don’t ignore it. Use it as a sign that you may need our help!

Trust Your Instincts

Is something telling you that you’re probably not getting a good night’s sleep? Perhaps you feel like your snoring is a sign of a deeper problem. Whatever the case, when your instincts start telling you to come in to see us just in case, trust them!

Consider Common Symptoms

Get to know some common symptoms of sleep apnea, so you can recognize them and then come in for a visit if you think you may require treatment! Some of these symptoms may include:

  • Feeling extremely tired on a daily basis
  • Waking up with a sore throat, a headache, or a dry mouth
  • Find that your concentration is so poor, you can barely make it through daily life
  • Feeling very moody
  • Dealing with high blood pressure you cannot explain

Don’t Pass Snoring Off As “Nothing”

Are you already aware that you’re a loud snorer? Don’t pass it off as nothing and just accept that this will affect you for the rest of your life. Come in! Find out whether it’s snoring or sleep apnea and we can provide you with effective treatment that will improve your life!

Come In For Your Sleep Assessment

Take time to let us know if you think that you might be dealing with even one symptom of sleep apnea, so we can talk with you about the details. If you receive a diagnosis, we can quickly offer you effective care! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.