Snoring is a prevalent symptom of sleep apnea, but not everyone who snores has this sleeping disorder. At CS Family Dentistry, we view snoring as a potentially serious health risk and feel that it is imperative to have a sleep study done to rule out apnea.
How Can I Tell If I Have Sleep Apnea?
While many symptoms are common to sleep apnea, the only real way to diagnose and treat it is to have a sleep study done. A sleep study is a test that records what happens during your sleep. If you are experiencing the following common symptoms, you should discuss sleep apnea with Dr. Smith:
- Loud, consistent snoring
- "Forgetting" to breathe, followed by gasping during sleep
- Fatigue during the day, even after a full night's sleep
- Waking up with dry or sore throat
- Headaches in the morning
- Forgetfulness and mood changes; irritability
Talk to Us About Your Symptoms
If you think your sleep isn't what it should be, speak to your Bastrop dentist about it. While you may not link sleeping with oral health, the two can be very much related. If we determine that you suffer from sleep apnea, Dr. Smith can prescribe certain medication or a nightguard to help keep your airways unobstructed.
Call CS Family Dentistry today to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Cole Smith. Your sleep is crucial to your success; let us help you treat your snoring!