Saint Louis Sleep Apnea Dentist Explains Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Written by Dr. Grayem on Sep 13, 2011

Our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists are treating more and more patients who are suffering from the dangerous condition sleep apnea. The surprising part? Most of those patients don’t even realize that sleep apnea is the cause of their problems! If you have the flu you have a fever, if you have an infected tooth you will most likely have chronic pain at the infection site—but if you’re suffering from sleep apnea you may experience a variety of confusing symptoms. Today I’m going to review some sleep apnea symptoms to look out for. If you experience any of these, talk to your dentist—the sooner you treat sleep apnea the less likely it is that you’ll suffer from irreversible complications.


So what should I be looking out for?

Some sleep apnea symptoms are more obvious—these symptoms are disruptive, sometimes even scary:

  • Leg swelling
  • Sweating and chest pain at night
  • Choking or gasping during sleep

Other warning signs are more general symptoms of exhaustion:

  • Chronic daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability
  • Memory problems
  • Headaches—especially in the morning or night

Some other symptoms are disruptive for both the sleep apnea suffered and his or her bed partner:

  • Loud snoring
  • Restless tossing and turning at night
  • Frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom

If or your partner suffers from any of these symptoms, feel free to give our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists a call. We can answer your questions or schedule an appointment to get you on the track to sleeping soundly again! Call (314) 332-1307.