Our society is moving toward a time where we want to stay in tune with our bodies. In fact, many people try to “listen” to what they are hearing from all their systems. This movement is a positive one, and a definite step in the right direction. However, we have to learn to listen while we’re resting, not just when we’re awake. Otherwise, we could miss the most important signs of sleep apnea—snoring.
Understanding the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition whereby sleep cycles are interrupted night after night. How? It’s simple, really: The folds of soft tissue in the back of the throat continuously fall into the throat and block air flow. This causes loud snoring, the body’s way of trying to gasp for air. During these snoring or snorting episodes, you might not fully awaken, but your brain will be sidetracked. This affects your overall ability to get sleep and stay asleep for as long as you need.
Over time, signs will begin to appear that indicate sleep apnea in Dallas, TX may be an issue:
· You seem to get enough sleep, but you still feel tired in the morning
· You wake with a sore, dry and/or scratchy throat
· You wake with throbbing headaches, which may or may not go away after a few hours
· You feel groggy during the daytime and fall asleep at your desk, or even while driving
· You feel distracted throughout the day and have memory lapses
· Your sleeping partner complains that you snore loudly “all the time”
Sound familiar? The good news is that you can get help for your sleep apnea in Dallas, TX, at our office We’ll set up an examination, and potentially send you home with a test that you can do in privacy and comfort. The results of the test will indicate if you are experiencing sleep apnea, and we can proceed from there.
Rest easy: Sleep apnea is a manageable condition.
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