EIGHT SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEA
Wondering if you have sleep apnea, ask your-self these questions:
- Do you snore? Or has someone told you you hold your breath while sleeping?
- Do you wake up with a dry mouth or sore throat.
- Do you often wake up with a headache.
- Do you have insomnia (difficulty staying asleep).
- Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness after a full night’s rest?
- Do you have high blood pressure that is hard to control even with medicine?
- Have you fallen asleep while driving or at a stop sign?
- Do you have other blood relatives with sleep apnea?
If you answered positively to some of these questions you may have sleep apnea. Remember, sleep apnea is more common than you might think. And it’s not just limited to adults. If you, your child, or your toddler are showing the warning signs of sleep apnea, there’s a risk of serious health consequences. Talk to your doctor today to discuss your sleep concerns, symptoms, and potential treatment.
IS SLEEP APNEA HARMFUL?
Did you know that sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects your overall health? The longer it goes untreated the greater the associated health risks. If left untreated sleep apnea can facilitate the emergence, worsening, or can complicate the control of the following conditions:
- Daytime Sleepiness
- High Blood Pressure and various heart problems
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Complications with medications and surgery
- Liver problems
ARE YOU CONCERNED?
- Tell your doctor your answers to the questions above
- Ask your doctor for a sleep study, in lab or at home.
- Follow your doctors recommendations to treat your apnea.
WATCH THEIR STORIES
Does this sound familiar? We asked sleep apnea patients to tell us how they found out they had sleep apnea and how they learned to cope with it. Listen to their stories, they may be your story.