Sleep Apnea Symptoms to Watch for
How do you know if you might have sleep apnea? Some common sleep apnea symptoms you might experience include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Daytime napping
- Dozing off at work or while driving
- Loss of interest and engagement
- Nighttime urination
- Memory problems
- Difficulty thinking
- Moodiness or low mood
- Morning headaches
In addition, other people who sleep in your bed, room, or house might report:
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
- Restless sleep
If you feel sleepy during the day on most days of the week and have any of the other symptoms above, it’s time to consider that you might have sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Denver
If you have found that you are sleeping 6-8 hours each night and still feel tired constantly, sleep apnea may be depriving you of quality, restorative sleep. Use our screening test to see whether your sleepiness means you’re at high risk for sleep apnea.
The only way to know if you have sleep apnea is with a sleep test. Fortunately, it’s easier to get a sleep test than ever. You had to go to a sleep lab for a sleep test in the past. Now, most people can take a home sleep test. This analyzes your sleep in the comfort of your own bed, so you don’t have the inconvenience of scheduling a test at a sleep lab, then trying to sleep in a strange bed. Plus, a sleep test is less expensive than a lab sleep test, and your insurance still covers it.
Denver sleep dentist Dr. Berry can facilitate your sleep apnea diagnosis by coordinating a sleep test and getting a sleep physician to interpret the results. If you already have a sleep apnea diagnosis, he can help you get an alternative to CPAP treatment, such as oral appliance therapy. With the proper treatment administered to you, your daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms will become things of the past.
You’ll be able to wake up each day feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! Contact Denver sleep dentist Dr. Berry online or call (303) 691-0267 today to schedule a sleep apnea treatment consultation at the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado, near I-25 and Colorado Blvd in Denver’s Virginia Village neighborhood.