Is It Sleep Apnea…Or Not?

You may find yourself wondering if what you’ve been experiencing for a while now is sleep apnea…or if it’s something else. You may have heard that sometimes, very loud snoring seems like this sleep disorder but it’s actually just snoring. What you would love, of course, is to be able to figure it out quickly, to treat the issue, and to then be able to simply get back to sleeping through the night like you used to! Though the answers and final solutions may seem far away, our Riverside, CA team reminds you: They are within reach!

It Could Be Sleep Apnea!

We’d like to begin with the main issue in question: Do you need sleep apnea treatment, you wonder? While you cannot know until you spend time at our practice, receiving a professional diagnosis, we can help you make the distinction between what makes sleep apnea the unique concern that it is. Think through the following symptoms for clarification:

  • Morning headaches
  • Sore throat when you wake up
  • Exhaustion
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling irritable
  • Choking and gasping for air as you sleep (many times a night)

It Could Be Snoring

On the other hand, visiting us for a dental checkup may end up bringing you to the conclusion that you aren’t suffering from sleep apnea, just very loud snoring. Remember, excessive snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea, so this can cause confusion. The good news? We can treat the issue with an oral appliance.

It Could Be Something Else

You may be attributing your morning headaches and your fatigue to sleep apnea, assuming that you just need to get started with sleep apnea treatment soon. However, it is certainly possible that you’re dealing with something unrelated that just happens to have headaches and exhaustion as a side effect, too. This is why it’s important to see us as soon as you can! We can either confirm that it’s treatable from our team or suggest you see your family doctor. The sooner the better!

Treat Sleep Apnea ASAP

You want to treat any type of sleep disorder just as soon as you can, whether it’s snoring or sleep apnea. To receive an accurate diagnosis and to begin treatment, remember that all it takes to get started is a visit! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.