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Does Your Partner Have Sleep Apnea? What to Watch For

May 15, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Kevin Burgdorf
sleep apnea treatment maryland heights

Your partner complains of being tired all day but isn’t sure why. You mention that he or she is snoring quite a bit through the night or you have noticed that his or her breathing seems to stop. Snoring during the night and breathing that seems to stop while sleeping coupled with feeling drowsy all day could be signs of sleep apnea.

Your Maryland Heights sleep apnea specialist Dr. Kevin Burgdorf can help you identify some of the other common symptoms of sleep apnea.

Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  1. Loud snoring

Your partner may not be aware of the snoring, but it is keeping you awake at night. Snoring does not always mean sleep apnea, but it is one of the possible signs.

  1. Breathing that seems to stop during the night

You have noticed that your partner seems to stop breathing several times during the night, and you wonder if this could be why he or she feels so exhausted during the day. These sleep interruptions can indeed be the reason behind the drowsiness, and they might indicate sleep apnea.

  1. Acting irritable or being depressed

Your partner is frequently irritable and subject to mood swings. This could be because he or she is not getting good quality sleep the night before.

  1. Waking up with a headache

Because less oxygen goes to the brain when there is frequent cessation of breathing, sleep apnea sufferers often complain of headaches in the morning.

  1. Being overweight or obese

If your partner is carrying around excess body weight, this fatty tissue—especially in the neck—can block airways, restricting breathing while he or she sleeps.

Call Your Dentist to Learn More

If your partner has symptoms of sleep apnea, call your Maryland Heights sleep apnea specialist Dr. Burgdorf.  Not treating sleep apnea can lead to other serious health problems. Call us today—so both you and your partner can get a good night’s sleep!



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