Can You Recognize These Signs of Sleep Apnea?

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If you feel tired all day and you aren’t sure why—especially if you are spending a solid seven or eight hours in bed—this could be a sign you have sleep apnea. In fact, feeling drowsy during the day for no apparent reason is one of the main symptoms of sleep apnea.

Your Yuma sleep apnea specialist can help you identify some of the other common symptoms of sleep apnea, including the following:

You are a loud snorer.

Many times people who snore aren’t even aware of it—until they are alerted by a partner, they are keeping awake. Although snoring is a universal sign of sleep apnea, not all snorers have sleep apnea, and not all sufferers of sleep apnea are snorers.

Your partner tells you that your breathing at night seems to stop.

Even though your brain partially wakes up during these episodes, you stay mostly asleep without even realizing what is happening. These interruptions in your sleep have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep—and can be the reason behind feeling exhausted during the day.

You often are irritable or depressed.

When you are exhausted during the day because you aren’t getting quality sleep the night before, you might feel irritable or even depressed. You can also be prone to mood swings.

You frequently wake up with a headache.

Many sufferers of sleep apnea complain of headaches in the morning. Because of less oxygen going to the brain at night, which in turn is caused by the periodic cessation of breathing. Low oxygen can mean blood vessels widen, which causes vascular headaches.

You are overweight or obese.

Excess body weight can have a direct link to sleep apnea, especially if neck circumference is 17 inches or more in men and 16 inches or more in women. Fatty tissue in the neck can block airways, causing restrictions in breathing while you sleep.

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Yuma, AZ

If you have symptoms of sleep apnea, call your Yuma dentist Dr. Sam Carroll. Leaving sleep apnea untreated can lead to other health problems, including heart failure, stroke, and diabetes. Call us today!

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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