Category: Sleep Apnea Symptoms

When Do You Visit The Doctor For Sleep Apnea?

Knowing that you’re suffering from a sleep disorder can be tricky – while you’re undoubtedly tired throughout the day, it could present more similarly to a medical condition like fatigue or depression. When, in reality, you’re waking several times throughout the night because your body is lacking the oxygen it needs, and you’re not getting… Read more »

Quiz: Sleep Apnea And Irregular Heartbeat

Have you been experiencing some strange sensations like heart palpitations? Have you already been diagnosed with sleep apnea or do you simply have a hunch that this sleep disorder may be the cause of your daily problems (such as exhaustion and difficulty concentrating)? Individuals who struggle with this sleep disorder are often surprised to discover… Read more »

Q&A: Sleep Apnea And Headaches

When we hear that a patient suffers from a certain type of chronic headache, our antennae for sleep-apnea-related problems goes up right away. You see, this sleep disorder results in a wide array of symptoms that do not always tip off the sufferer that sleep apnea is the underlying cause. The good news, however, is… Read more »

Sleep Apnea And High Blood Pressure

If you have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea then you know that this problem brings with it a variety of symptoms and potentially long-term side effects. In fact, nightly interrupted sleep can even damage your health if you avoid sleep apnea treatment for too long. For example, patients are often surprised to learn that… Read more »

Sleep Apnea: Throat And Mouth Symptoms

When it comes to strange side effects of sleep apnea, such as dry mouth and sore throat, you might not know what to make of these sensations. In addition, you may wonder if they’re normal and may even assume they’re too minor to ask us about. Rest assured – we are happy to answer all… Read more »

Quiz: Sleep Apnea And Your Health

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea then you are probably already aware of the basics. You know that when you sleep at night, your throat muscles relax instead of remaining active. As a result, your throat tissues collapse, blocking your ability to breathe. Your brain, of course, recognizes the oxygen loss and nudges… Read more »

Who Does Sleep Apnea Affect?

First of all, you are well aware that sleep apnea has a significant effect on your daily life. Not only do you wake up to face a day of exhaustion but you also experience a variety of other common symptoms. Whether the side effects causing you the most grief include moodiness, trouble concentrating, a sore… Read more »

Some of the Stranger Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Explained

You have likely heard that sufferers of sleep apnea tend to become labeled as loud snorers. You may also know that patients who experience this sleep disorder wake up several times a night, gasping for air. However, have you ever wondered about the not-so-obvious symptoms of sleep apnea and why they occur? We encourage you… Read more »

Social Side Effects of Sleep Apnea

You may recognize the physical significance of losing sleep as a result of sleep apnea. This is the condition that occurs when your throat muscles collapse during sleep, cutting off your airways. You will wake with a start, gasp for air, and fall asleep again – this event is often over so quickly that patients… Read more »

Sleep Studies Part 1: Polysomnograms

Perhaps you know somebody who has participated in a sleep study. Sleep studies have become very common due to the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and as many as 80 percent of cases go undiagnosed. Today your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart begins a three part series on sleep… Read more »