Thursday, September 25, 2014

Could I have sleep apnea?

Could I have sleep apnea?
Do you snore? Feel tired when you wake up and throughout the day? You could be suffering from a common condition called sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing or experience shallow breaths while you are sleep, causing you to go from deep sleep to light sleep or causing you to wake up completely. In obstructive sleep apnea, the airway becomes blocked during sleep which causes pauses or shallow breathing. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of developing other health conditions. At Prestige Dental, our Pasadena dentist Dr. Bouzoghlanian can help you treat this condition and will review your various treatment options.

Be aware of the following signs or symptoms to detect sleep apnea:
•    Loud snoring and choking sounds while sleeping.
•    Feeling tired when you wake up or daytime sleepiness.
•    Abrupt awakenings with shortness of breaths.
•    Morning headache
•    Attention problems
•    Breathing cessation during sleep (other people can detect this).

Sleep apnea is the leading cause of daytime sleepiness and can often go undiagnosed. Visit us today at Prestige Dental for a consultation! 

Prestige Dental
Vasag Bouzoghlanian, DDS
1060 E. Green St, Suite 203. Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 577-2017
Fax: (626) 577-2003