28 Jun Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?
Being sleepy and tired may be a sign that you have sleep apnea, or suffer from insomnia, or possibly even narcolepsy. How are you to know? What are the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea? Although not all patients exhibit all of these issues, the more of these things that you check yes to, then the more likely it is that you suffer from sleep apnea.
- Loud snoring
- Daytime sleepiness
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Irritable or moody
- Frequent urinating at night
- Memory issues
- Heart attack
- A fib
- Witnessed apneas by bed partner
- Falling asleep at church or in a movie
- Falling asleep while driving
- Glucose intolerance or diabetes
Remember that not all sleep apnea patients snore, nor are they obese; nor are they always tired. Be true to yourself and answer honestly. One check, maybe. Two checks, maybe maybe. Three checks, probably. Four checks, most likely. Five checks, I’d bet the farm on it. The ONLY way you’ll ever know if you have sleep apnea is to have a sleep study done.
It’s impossible to know. But before you write it all off saying there’s no way that I’m going to that place to have a sleep study done, or there’s no way that I’m gonna wear one of those breathing machines (CPAP), know that most times you can do a home sleep test. Yes. In your own home. And you don’t have to wear CPAP. No. An alternative to CPAP is a custom made dental device, also known as a mandibular repositioning device made by Dr. Drake, who is the only Board Certified dentist in the entire San Antonio area. Dr. Drake’s Sleep Solutions can help you find answers to your snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, and sleep problems.
Call us today and schedule a no cost no obligation consultation at 210-541-9001.