Sleep Apnea Symptoms | Manhattan Beach Sleep Apnea Dentist

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Manhattan Beach, California

Snoring is sometimes a harmless, if irritating, occurrence. But it is often a symptom of sleep apnea, a common condition in which a person’s breathing stops periodically amid sleep. Without treatment, sleep apnea can contribute to an increased risk for severe health complications including hypertension, heart attack and stroke.

Manhattan Beach orthodontist Dr. JD Miller has helped a number of patients stop snoring and restore restful, healthy sleep with the use of comfortable, custom-made oral appliances. If you or a loved one suffers from chronic snoring, please call Surfside Smiles at 310-947-1810 to schedule your complimentary sleep apnea assessment.

Although snoring is the most widely reported symptom of sleep apnea, most patients experience multiple indicators that include but are not limited to:

  • Inability to sleep through the night
  • Waking up gasping for air or short of breath
  • Choking or snorting during sleep
  • Regular morning dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning headaches
  • Chronic daytime fatigue
  • Increased irritability
  • Diminished attention span

Because those with sleep apnea do not always recognize these symptoms, it’s important for family members to discuss the possibility of sleep apnea if you notice regular snoring accompanied by other symptoms.

To learn more about oral appliances used to address snoring and sleep apnea, please see our Sleep Apnea Treatment page.

If you live in the Manhattan Beach, California, area and would like to schedule a sleep apnea consultation, please contact Surfside Smiles today.