Do I have Sleep Apnea?

Has someone ever commented on how loud your snoring is? Do you often wake up still feeling tired and sluggish? You may be suffering from sleep apnea. Frequent snoring and lethargy can indicate sleep apnea. If you are looking for solutions for snoring, talk to us today!

Sleep apnea can prevent you from getting the deep sleep you need for your body to “recharge” itself. Deep sleep is imperative to your body’s daily function and even your long-term health. During deep sleep, your body repairs itself. It stimulates body tissue growth and restoration. Deep sleep also regulates your blood pressure, supplying your muscles with much needed blood. Perhaps the most noticeable benefit of deep sleep is boosted energy levels, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when you wake up. When you’re not getting enough sleep, it negatively impacts your entire body.

Other Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

The following symptoms may indicate that you may be suffering from sleep apnea or other sleep problems:

  • Excessive tiredness during the day
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty learning or concentrating
  • Difficulty staying awake
  • Morning headaches and dry throat
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Insomnia

If you have any of these symptoms, contact Salt Lake Sleep Solutions today. We can assess your sleeping patterns and discover if dental sleep apnea is keeping you from enjoying a restful, deep sleep.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more common among individuals who are overweight, smoke, consume alcohol, or frequently use sedatives. However, patients of all ages, including children, can develop sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is usually caused by one of either two culprits. The first is excessive relaxation of the tongue and throat. The second is enlargement of the tissues in the throat. With both cases, the airway becomes blocked. This causes breathing to cease momentarily.

At-Home Sleep Study

If you suspect you have sleep apnea or some form of a sleeping disorder, we can conduct at-home sleep testing. The at-home sleep study is comfortable and convenient for you. The at-home study can tell us how often you are waking up and what kind of treatment might benefit you. It will provide us with the data we need to correctly diagnose and treat your sleeping disorder. At Salt Lake Sleep Solutions, we can help you get a full night’s rest again!

Healthy sleep helps protect you from high blood pressure, weight gain, and even depression. At Salt Lake Sleep Solutions, we can conduct an at-home sleep study to start reversing your sleep problems. To schedule a visit, give us a call today!