How Do You Know If You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea Specialist | Serving Vancouver WA and Portland OR

sleep apnea symptoms and treatment options by dr blake perkins sleep apnea specialist in vancouver waSleep apnea symptoms are differentiated into two categories, daytime symptoms and nighttime symptoms. Although this sleep disorder typically targets boys and men, it can affect people of all ages including children, both genders and all ethnic groups.

Nighttime Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The symptoms of sleep apnea can happen in short intervals throughout the night. They are more pronounced while sleeping on the back, and may be somewhat relieved by turning over to the side. Some of the nighttime sleep apnea symptoms are:

  • The classic signs of sleep apnea include gasping for air, choking and snoring.
  • The constant irritation of the throat results in its soreness.
  • Continually waking up throughout the night
  • Night sweats

Many people do not realize they are experiencing sleep apnea until it becomes a more complex issue. It is recommended to have a bed partner record the nighttime activities if a suspicion of sleep apnea symptoms exists.

Daytime Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Due to lack of sleep and restfulness, patients often show signs of irritability, agitation and angry, hostile behavior during the day. Daytime sleep apnea symptoms as they pose continuous danger, especially if the person is prone to fatigue while driving or operating heavy machinery. Without an effective treatment, these symptoms can lead to more serious conditions such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, and diabetes.

If you or someone you know experiences any of the above symptoms, contact our Vancouver WA office today! Dr. Blake Perkins is a highly knowledgeable sleep apnea dentist who can provide numerous sleep apnea solutions, many of which that do not involve a CPAP machine.


Serving Clients in the Vancouver WA and Greater Portland OR Areas:

Vancouver WA | Camas | Battle Ground | Brush Prairie | Hazel Dell | Salmon Creek | Orchards | Fishers Landing | Cascade Park | Downtown Vancouver | Ridgefield

Portland OR | Gresham | Clackamas | Troutdale

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