Sleep Apnea Symptoms - Richardson, TX

Are You Living With
Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

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A Serious Medical Concern

Do you snore, or feel plagued with daytime sleepiness? You may be experiencing the symptoms of sleep apnea. A common sleep disorder, sleep apnea disrupts the health and lifestyles of many patients. It is a serious medical condition that should never be ignored. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the more prevalent form of the sleep disorder, and occurs when soft tissues in the back of the mouth and throat collapse into the airway during sleep. This occlusion blocks the intake of air, depriving the brain and body of much needed oxygen. Airway blockage may occur hundreds of times throughout the night for periods of up to 10 seconds (or longer). Such a problem often manifests with snoring or gasping for air. However, individuals may experience a number of other sleep apnea symptoms in Richardson, TX that may indicate the presence of sleep apnea in you or a loved one.

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Man snoring before sleep apnea treatment

Know the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea symptoms are extremely disruptive to your quality of sleep, health and general well-being. We strongly encourage you to contact our specialty dental office if you or a family member has any symptom of sleep apnea. Dr. Melody Stampe is board certified in Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and offers solutions to help you effectively manage sleep apnea.

Common sleep apnea symptoms:

  • Loud snoring
  • Gagging or gasping for air
  • Episodic breathing cessation
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Teeth grinding
  • Daytime sleepiness or irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression or anxiety

Protect Your Health

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James Shares His Experience with Sleep Apnea

Without proper treatment, sleep apnea has the potential to cause serious health problems – the least of which is getting a good night’s sleep. Visiting a doctor who thoroughly understands sleep apnea and its impact on your life is extremely important in getting the care needed to protect your health. Whether you have been dealing with sleep apnea for years or have recently noticed symptoms, Dr. Stampe has the expertise to restore restful, quality sleep to your life.

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Factors That May Increase Your Chances of Developing Sleep Apnea

  • Being male
  • Being over 40
  • Being overweight
  • Large neck size
  • Enlarged tongue or tonsils
  • Chronic allergies or sinus problems
  • Acid reflux
  • Genetics
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