Everyone has that uncle or grandfather who could be mistaken for a horse while he sleeps in the recliner after a family dinner. Snoring, usually described as funny or annoying and many times an embarrassing stigma is associated with loud snoring. But Dangerous? Or Life Threatening? These could be the terms that are more important when loved ones are heard snoring.
The truth is snoring could be a sign of a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in which someone actually stops breathing multiple time during their sleep. Here are a few signs you may be experiencing OSA:
- Loud Snoring
- Chronic Heart Burn
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Awakening with dry mouth or sore throat
- Morning Headache
- Abrupt awakening while gasping or choking
- High Blood Pressure
- Difficulty concentrating during the day
- Spouse unable to sleep in the same room
Check out our next blog 8 Weird but Common Characteristics of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sufferers
Or Check out our Oral Appliance for Sleep Breathing page to see how your dentist can help OSA sufferers.