Sleep apnea is a recurring sleeping disorder that causes your breathing to repeatedly stop and start throughout the night. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and complex. Sleep apnea is dangerous because it increases your risk of many serious health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.
If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, Sunshine Dental, PLLC will be glad to provide a thirty-minute screening. If we conclude that your hunch is right, we'll be more than happy to point you in the direction of a sleep doctor in the Washington, D.C. area.
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There are many signs that can be connected to sleep apnea. Don't hesitate to get help if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Memory loss
- Daytime fatigue
- Morning headaches
- Trouble concentrating
- Loud or frequent snoring
- Silent pauses in breathing while sleeping
- Choking or gasping for breath while sleeping
Get in touch with our dental practice for a sleep apnea consultation. Or, visit our "Treatment of Sleep Apnea" page to get a better idea of your next steps.