If you have never heard of sleep apnea – or you are familiar with the basics but never assumed it was happening to you – seeking sleep apnea treatment may not be something you have ever considered. However, if you have been experiencing changes in your daily energy levels or your significant other has insisted you’re having gasping episodes at night, it might be time to take this idea a bit more seriously. A visit to see us is your best bet – in the meantime, look over a few red flags.

Sign #1: You’re Really, Really Tired

You may need sleep apnea treatment if you are feeling extremely tired every day. Even though you don’t remember waking up throughout the night, it feels like you have been pulling an all-nighter every single night. As exhaustion mounts, this may be a sign that you’re waking up consistently as a result of sleep apnea. Schedule a visit with us.

Sign #2: Your Significant Other Is Worried

A very good indicator that you require sleep apnea treatment is if the person sleeping next to you at night is worried (or exhausted). During sleep apnea events, a patient wakes up while making a choking noise – this is when a person gasps for air. If your partner has witnessed this or is experiencing similar exhaustion (you are likely waking him or her up when you wake), then contact us.

Sign #3: You’re Experiencing Other Symptoms

There’s more than just exhaustion that accompanies sleep apnea. Look for other warning signs, such as a headache when you wake up (and dry mouth or a sore throat), feeling sad or moody, or finding that you cannot concentrate on normal tasks.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.