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Sleep apnea is a problem that plagues many. It can make life extremely difficult and even affect your health. It’s best to treat sleep apnea as soon as possible, especially because it can be very dangerous. In order to treat it, you need to know you’re for sure a victim of sleep apnea. Now, it’s always best to consult your dentist and your primary care physician, but today we are happy to give you an idea of your situation. The signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

-Loud snoring (Where you wake others up)

-Feeling tired even after a full night’s rest

-Episodes of breathing interruptions throughout the night (Generally, a partner in bed notices this symptom)

-Waking up abruptly throughout the night with shortness of breath

-Having a dry mouth or sore throat

-Headaches

-Excessive daytime sleepiness

-Problems paying attention

-Irritability and moodiness

-Insomnia

It’s important to see a doctor when you experience loud snoring, shortness of breath when you wake, interruptions in your breathing and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Call Dental Associates of Manchester today at 563-927-4746 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is happy to tell you all about sleep apnea in Manchester, Iowa, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you! Dr. Timothy Collier, Dr. Gordon F. Goettsch, Dr. Zachary Stecklein, and Dr. Ryan Oetken are here for your oral health!