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Sleep Apnea Signs

Sleep Apnea Signs

Combination Sleep Apnea Symptoms

It can be tough to identify sleep apnea on your own, since the most prominent symptoms, such as snoring and pauses in breathing only occur when you’re asleep. Below is a list of combined symptoms that also may be an indication.

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Sleep Apnea Signs

While proper sleep disorder diagnosis can only be done by a licensed physician, there are several signs that indicate a patient may have sleep apnea. The signs individually, are not a cause for alarm, but if you have four or more, you want to contact Seattle Sleep Medicine for a free consultation to avoid the health risks associated with sleep apnea.

  • Family history of sleep apnea and snoring
  • High blood pressure
  • Moodiness, irritability, depression
  • Somnolence (drowsiness, wanting to sleep for long periods)
  • Snoring
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating
  • Long breathing pauses during sleep
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight, obesity, trouble losing weight
  • 17 inch neck or greater for men, 16 inch or greater for women
  • Pain or soreness in TM joints
  • Limited mouth opening
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in TM joint
  • Locking jaw (open or closed)
  • Deep overbite or retruded mandible
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Gingival recession
  • Scalloped tongue
  • High tongue level
  • Bruxism (clenching your jaw, or grinding your teeth)
  • Mandibular Tori (bony growth under tongue)
  • Gag reflex
  • Neck, shoulder, back pain or stiffness
  • Numbness in fingers or arms
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Earaches, ringing in ears
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained teeth pain or facial pain

If four or more of these describe you, please contact Seattle Sleep Medicine for a FREE consultation to learn more.

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Make an appointment online or call (425) 771-3266 today and ask about Oral Appliances for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that are safe, effective and easy to use.  Dr. Albert and the team at Seattle Sleep Medicine are recognized experts on providing Oral Appliance alternatives to CPAP.  Oral Appliances are effective and can help save lives.