sleep apnea - what to look for
Have you ever wondered if you or your loved one, including a child, may have Sleep Apnea?
Take these quizzes:
1. Do you feel excessive daytime sleepiness?
2. You wake up with an unrefreshed feeling after sleep and may have problems with memory, concentration and feeling tired?
3. Do you have morning or night headaches? About half of all people with sleep apnea report headaches.
4. Do you have heartburn or a sour taste in the mouth at night?
5. Do you get up during the night to urinate?
Your loved one:
1. Do you witness episodes of not breathing (apnea), which may occur as few as 5 times an hour (mild apnea) to more than 50 times an hour (severe apnea)?
2. Does loud snoring keep you awake? Almost all people who have sleep apnea snore. But not all people who snore have sleep apnea.
3. Is your partner restless tossing and turning during sleep?
4. Do they have nighttime choking or gasping spells?
In children younger than 5:
1. Does your child mouth breathe?
2. Does your child feel sweaty when they sleep?
3. Are they restless?
4. Do they wake up a lot?
In children older than 5:
1. Do they experience bed wetting?
2. Are they doing poorly in school?
3. Are they not growing as quickly as they should for their age? This may be the only symptom in some children.
4. These children may also have behavior problems and a short attention span. If your answers were yes to two or more of these questions, you may want to contact our office to discuss options that may help.
If you or a loved one is currently using a C-Pap machine, Dr. Seuss may be able to eliminate this with oral appliance therapy. Call today—480.948.4010!