It is not all that uncommon to not feel completely rested upon waking up from a full night’s sleep. So many of us deal with stress from work, family and general everyday life that we may not be entirely used to feeling well energized. But this may actually be the side effect of a condition, and if you happen to be a loud snorer, then chances are you may have sleep apnea. Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC can provide patients with sleep apnea treatment in the 90503 area if they need it, but first you will need to know what some of the other signs of this condition are before making any moves.
Sleep apnea is known for symptoms such as unsatisfying sleep and loud snoring as stated above, but there are other signs as well. Sleep apnea itself is when your airways become blocked while sleeping, altering your breathing patterns. For some, this results in loud, and sometimes halting, snoring. But usually, the blockage of these airways is what causes your sleep to feel so restless. Because you are not breathing properly and experience periods of shallow breathing or not breathing at all, your body is not energizing itself sufficiently when you sleep at night. You may also feel generally restless while sleeping, you may experience a headache every morning, excessive daytime sleepiness, heartburn, swelling of the legs, or you may experience sweating and chest pains while you are sleeping. Usually, people find out that they have sleep apnea when their spouses or partners notice their abnormal breathing habits while sleeping. Many people may not even be aware that they have sleep apnea at all! But if you have any of the above symptoms, it may help to consult a dentist and seek treatment. Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC may be able to provide you with a customized oral appliance that can help keep your airways from becoming blocked during sleep.
If you have sleep apnea or believe that you may have this condition, then visit Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC for a proper diagnosis. From there, Dr. Grin will get a mold of your teeth and mouth in order to create a custom-fit oral appliance that will alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms and finally provide you with the restful sleep that you need.