Columbia University’s Department of Neurology estimates that as many as 90 percent of people who have obstructive sleep apnea don’t know they have it. This is a troubling statistic given the numerous complications that can arise from having sleep apnea which include:
- Heart Attack
- Memory Loss
It is of great importance that you seek out a medical consultation if you think you may be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea. Being diagnosed with sleep apnea is less than ideal, no question, but what’s worse is suffering from sleep apnea and not getting the treatment you need.
How to Know You Might Have Trouble Sleeping
- Listen to your partner or spouse – If your partner regularly mentions that you have a habit of snoring, it may be time to take the issue seriously.
- Reflect on the quality of your night’s sleep – If you notice a trend of not waking up feeling rested you should consider the reasons why this is happening. Subsequent daytime fatigue can lead to numerous other effects on your quality of life downstream.
- If you frequently wake up during the night – Some sleep apnea sufferers, prior to seeking treatment, experience choking or gasping for air in the middle of the night upon waking.
- Other adjacent symptoms and tell-tale signs may also point to sleep apnea such as frequent morning headaches and chronic sore throat or dry mouth.
Get the Answers You Deserve!
Why wait any longer suffering through night after night of terrible sleep? With the never-ending evolution of medical technology, sleep apnea treatments continue to get better and better.
Dr. Marzban offers patients customized dental appliances that work to keep airways open, not only improving their night’s sleep but also providing their body with the oxygen they’ve been deprived of for so long. Treatment is enhanced through expert recommendations to adopt lifestyle changes to help ensure lasting relief.
Of course, every situation is unique and what is best in your situation will be discussed in greater detail during your sleep apnea consultation with Dr. Marzban. To schedule your sleep apnea treatment consultation, please contact Dr. Marzban today by calling 703-349-4277 or visiting our contact page.