Is Your Own Snoring Waking You Up?
We all snore once in a while, but for some people, snoring can be so incredibly loud that it wakes them or their sleep partners up! When that happens, no one is happy, and everyone wakes up less well rested. When snoring gets that extreme, it’s possible you’re suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea, which, left untreated, can have serious effects on your long-term health!
What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition involving airway obstruction caused by the relaxation of the soft tissue of your throat.
For some people, this means loud snoring, and for others, it can result in a pause in breathing. Contributing factors like weight, age, neck size, and lifestyle choices like smoking can all contribute to the development of obstructive sleep apnea.
You may have sleep apnea and not even know it! Symptoms include:
- Excessive daytime fatigue
- Waking up in the morning with a dry mouth
- Trouble concentrating
- Trouble staying asleep
As you continue to suffer from the effects of sleep apnea, you’re at increased risk for accidents and injury, often due to how poorly you are sleeping. This may sound dire, but you’d be surprised how easy treatment for sleep apnea can be! At Winnipeg Square Dental, we’re glad to help you sleep easier and wake feeling more rested!