Grosse Pointe & Shelby Township

Sleep Apnea Signs & Symptoms

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Suffering from signs and symptoms of sleep apnea? Pointe Dental Group in Michigan offers diagnosis and treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.

Common Indicators of Sleep Apnea

Ask Yourself...

  • Do you or have you ever been told you snore when you sleep?
  • Are you tired upon awakening from sleep or during the day?
  • Do you fall asleep or feel drowsy in inappropriate situations such as in meetings, during movies, or in social situations?
  • Are you drowsy when driving?
  • Do you have headaches in the morning?

If you answered yes to any of these preceeding questions, you may have an undiagnosed sleep problem that can be treated.

Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

If you suffer from snoring or experience unsatisfying sleep, Pointe Dental can help. We offer sleep apnea services at our locations in Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe, a suburb of Detroit.

Want to talk to someone about snoring or sleep apnea in Michigan? Contact us today!

Resources for Sleep Apnea

Initial Sleep Consultation »

Sleep Work Up »

Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

The effects of sleep apnea vary from person to person. But in every case, your health is negatively impacted. Here are the most common symptoms and risks of sleep apnea:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches/migraines
  • Short term memory problems
  • Weight gain
  • Tiredness
  • Gastric reflux
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Slow metabolism
  • Inability to lose weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Memory and concentration difficulties
  • ADD and ADHD symptoms
  • Intellectual deterioration
  • Mood swings/temperamental behavior
  • Poor job performance or problems in school
  • Mouth breathing
  • Restlessness during sleep
  • Impotence
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Difficult nose breathing
  • Choking/gasping sensation that wakes you up
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to sleep through the night
  • Heavy snoring

You Deserve a Good Night's Sleep

If you experience any of these sleep apnea symptoms, it is time to seek help. Pointe Dental can help you find sleep apnea relief.

Ignoring the signs of sleep apnea can result in serious health risks including heart disease, stroke, heart attack, hypertension, diminished concentration and job ability, and automobile accidents.

Sleep apnea in children has also been linked to academic underachievement and poor intellectual development.

Your Partner + Your Marriage

If you have sleep apnea, you aren’t the only one being affected by the symptoms. Your bed partner may also suffer from your snoring, or see signs of what sleep apnea has done to you.

Recently, a condition known as “secondary snoring” has been researched, and has been shown to cost the bed partner of a snorer an average of 1.5 hours of sleep each night. Snoring, in fact, has also been shown to be a leading cause of divorce.

Interesting Findings

A neck size of 17” or larger is a good indicator of this disorder, and it doesn’t matter if it’s muscle or fat. A study of professional football players in the Super Bowl Study turned up astonishing results, as 34% of linemen in that game were diagnosed with sleep disordered breathing, which is roughly 8 times the average.