Sleep apnea is a potentially fatal condition, but it is treatable. Unfortunately, most people don’t know they suffer from sleep apnea until much of the damage has been done. There are, however, many symptoms that can warn you when you should consider evaluation by a sleep doctor for sleep apnea. These include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Awaking as tired as when you went to bed
- Morning headaches
- Inability to concentrate
Talk to your spouse or cosleeper. If you are a snorer—especially if your snoring cuts off abruptly with a choking sound—it makes it more likely that the above symptoms are due to sleep apnea. Because sleep apnea is dangerous, if you suspect you are a sufferer, it is recommended that people you have a sleep test to diagnose the condition. Sleep tests, performed by licensed sleep doctors, are the only way to properly diagnose sleep apnea. To learn more about sleep apnea and get a referral to a sleep doctor, please contact Aesthetic Dental Studio in Calgary, Alberta today.