5 Signs That You Might Have Sleep Apnoea

Do you find yourself extra sleepy throughout the day? Perhaps a family member told you about snoring last night. Although you might assume that this is normal or simply because you are tired, it can be something else. People with sleep apnoea are often disrupted by sudden awakening at night, and sometimes, this happens without them noticing it! 
In this blog, we will talk about some of the common signs that you should look out for, as they could be an early warning of having sleep apnoea. 

Common symptoms of sleep apnoea

Loud Snoring – While snoring may be common to many people, loud snores can be a sign of a more serious problem with breathing.  

Choking/pauses in breathing – When your throat muscles relax, it causes a partial to complete blockage of your airway. As a result, your body will wake up and try to gasp for air.  

Restlessness – Due to disrupted sleep patterns, your body will not be able to restore the energy it needs.  

Morning headaches – Sudden fatigue and migraines can happen because your brain does not have enough oxygen while you are sleeping. 

Lack of concentration – If not treated, this can cause damage to some parts of your brain which relate to memory. 

The presence of sleep apnoea may manifest through these symptoms that reoccur every night or haunt you the next day. When these are overlooked, it could take a toll on your oral wellness and even put your health at risk. 

When should you visit a dentist?

If you are experiencing disrupted sleep that leaves you fatigued or irritable, it is recommended to seek professional help. 

At our sleep apnoea clinic, our skilled dentist can assist you in identifying the underlying cause of your sleep issues and offer effective oral solutions.

Unlike traditional treatments involving machines, our approach focuses on using oral devices that are both safe and comfortable.

If you started feeling the symptoms of sleep apnoea, schedule an initial appointment  with Dr Emma Bond by calling Tindale Dental on (02) 4726 5400.