Do you wake several times at night because you are snoring or have briefly stopped breathing?
A possible indicator of sleep apnea is chronic snoring. A physician should evaluate whether sleep apnea is present and if the level is mild, moderate or severe. Patients with sleep apnea often experience sleep deprivation. You may be sleepy during the day and have difficulty concentrating. Other symptoms can be depression, irritability, sexual dysfunction, and learning and memory difficulties.
Symptoms Checklist (Do you experience one or more?)
Do you experience daytime sleepiness, no matter how many hours you spend in bed?
Do you snore loudly each night?
Does your breathing pause periodically while you sleep (10 seconds or longer)?
Do you often wake up with a dry mouth or sore throat?
Do you go to the bathroom frequently during the night?
During the day are you forgetful and have difficulty concentrating?
Do you fall asleep at work, on the phone or while driving?
Are you prone to moodiness, irritability, or depression?
These may be signs that you have the condition known as Sleep Apnea. We are here to help. Please call our office at (415) 233-4402 and find out more.