What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition marked by repeated interruptions in breathing while you sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of several dangerous health issues, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Depression

Due to the dangers associated with sleep apnea, it’s crucial that you are able to identify the warning signs and seek treatment as soon as possible.

By far, the most common symptom of sleep apnea is loud snoring. If your bed partner regularly complains that your snoring keeps him/her up at night, you should visit Dr. Fleschler for a sleep apnea evaluation at once.

Other common sleep apnea symptoms include:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
  • Problems concentrating
  • Morning headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Short term memory issues
  • Sore throat or dry mouth

If you experience one of more of these symptoms, it may be a sign that you suffer from sleep apnea. Dr. Fleschler will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. She will then recommend the ideal sleep apnea treatment option to effectively alleviate your condition.

Please contact Dr. Heather Fleschler today to schedule your sleep apnea evaluation. Dr. Fleschler serves patients in the Houston, Texas areas of West University, Meyerland, River Oaks, and Bellaire.

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