Sleep Apnea: The Signs And Symptoms

Sleep apnea is a serious issue sleep disorder, if not identified and treated on time, can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease and also increases your chances of stroke and heart attack. Sleep apnea can affect toddlers, teens, and adults, even though the symptoms may differ by age.

The Signs And Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

  1. Loud snores
  2. Which is followed by pauses in breath
  3. Interrupted breathing.
  4. Waking up to gasping and choking
  5. Need to use the bathroom many times.
  6. Waking up to dry mouth and sore throat.
  7. Waking up to morning headaches
  8. Difficulty in sleeping
  9. Sluggishness and sleepy the entire day
  10. Less attention and concentration span
  11. Irritability and mood swings.

Signs And Symptoms Are Seen In Children

If sleep apnea is not treated in children, it will lead to learning issues that are very similar to the symptoms of ADHD, adaptive, and behavioral issues. These issues in-turn lead to poor performance at school.

Symptoms showed while sleeping are snoring, difficulty in breathing, restlessness, waking up to choking, and coughing and sweating extensively.

Symptoms shown during the day are irritability, crankiness, frustration, falling asleep anytime, not growing up or losing weight, and finally health issues like tonsils.

When To Visit A Doctor

If any of the above-mentioned signs or symptoms is reoccurring in you or any other family member then please call your nearest dental office at Newark and Milltown and get it treated at the earliest.

Causes Of Sleep Apnea

Relaxation of your muscles behind your throat closes or narrows the airways as you breathe in and out and this results in the oxygen level in the blood to drop. As soon as this happens, the brain immediately senses the inability to breathe and wakes you up to reopen your airways. During this process, you might gasp or choke, and this process is repetitive the entire night interrupting your sleep.


Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, so get an appointment with your sleep dentist - Dr. Navneet Rai at SN Family Dental Center to discuss your sleep apnea signs and symptoms Newark and Milltown NJ, and also your potential treatments. Any issue treated at the right time will have successful results.

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