5 signs that your snoring may be something serious

  • Dental Health   •   October 10, 2021

5 Signs your Snoring is Something Serious

Austin Area Dentistry

It is reported that in the United States, 6 out of every 10 couples experiences problems with snoring. While snoring can creep up during spring and fall, when allergies are raging, for others, snoring is an ongoing issue that interrupts their sleep or their partner’s sleep.

Snoring undoubtedly interferes with the partner’s sleep. It can cause the partner to experience daytime fatigue and chronic headaches just as much as the one suffering from obstructive sleep apnea! Thankfully, there is a simple snoring solution in Austin available at Blunn Creek Family Dentistry.

Here’s how to tell if your snoring is caused by obstructive sleep apnea.

Morning Headaches

Waking up with headaches every morning could be a sign that you are not sleeping well at night due to obstructive sleep apnea. Headaches often are connected with OSA because the lack of oxygen causes the blood vessels to widen.

Changes in Mood

If you’re aren’t getting enough sleep, it’s fairly common to experience mood swings, even to the point of feeling depressed. If you have OSA and don’t know it, you may think that you’re getting enough sleep, while instead, your brain is constantly waking up at night to rouse your body to breathe again, which leaves you feeling fatigued throughout the day, often a culprit of mood swings.

Hypertension and Heart Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea and heart disease have a strong connection. The lack of oxygen in the body puts a strain on the heart, which in turn causes difficulty sleeping. It’s a vicious cycle that must be broken to preserve your health.

Gaining Weight

OSA often is related to obesity. In fact, trying to lose weight with untreated obstructive sleep apnea is nearly impossible. If you have been struggling with your weight or find that it is nearly impossible to lose weight and you snore, it is time for an obstructive sleep apnea evaluation in Austin by Dr. Kotha.

Quality of Life

Sleep apnea often impacts the quality of life. Feeling tired all of the time probably will make you want to stay home and rest, which means you will miss out on important events in life. Chronic daytime fatigue that causes mood swings may make you snap at your friends and loved ones, leaving you feeling guilty, and feeling as if you are unable to change your ways.

If these struggles sound like what you experience, then obstructive sleep apnea may be the problem. It is important for your health, and quality of life, that you receive a sleep apnea evaluation right away by Blunn Creek Family Dentistry. The good news is that obstructive sleep apnea can easily be treated without the use of the CPAP machine.

Snoring Solutions in Austin

If you want to quit snoring in Austin, contact Blunn Creek Family Dentistry at (512) 442-6728 to schedule a consultation.

Blunn Creek Family Dentistry is proud to provide top-quality oral health care to patients of all ages in the areas of Austin.

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