1. During a sleep apnea episode, your breathing stops. Due to this halt in airflow, your blood oxygen levels can drop to unsafe amounts.
2. Your brain will force your body to start breathing again - usually through a gasping or choking breath.
The gasping/choking noises in addition to snoring can be the biggest sign of Sleep Apnea.
3. As this cycle repeats itself, disrupting your sleep again and again throughout the night, your body doesn't get an effective night of sleep, which results in excessive tiredness throughout the day as well as headaches and many medical problems.
You might also be harming the health of others by disrupting their sleep with your snoring and gasping.
Depending on the type of sleep apnea you have, you might not remember these awakenings. Most of the time, you’ll stir just enough to tighten your throat muscles and open your windpipe.
Our team at Redmond Signature Dentistry can help you identify if you are suffering from sleep apnea, or a sleep breathing disorder and determine the best course of treatment for you!
Contact us for a consultation If you experience any of these symptoms.