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What Are The Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea? Marietta, GA

What Are The Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea Treatment in Marietta

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while sleeping. It occurs when the upper airway collapses and partially obstructs the flow of air into the lungs. While snoring is often associated with sleep apnea, not everyone who snores has it. So how do you know if you should seek medical attention? In this blog, we’ll discuss the warning signs of sleep apnea and what you should do if you suspect you have it.

Do you wake up feeling exhausted no matter how much sleep you get? Are you snoring more often than usual? You may be one of the millions of people suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused when your upper airway collapses and partially blocks the flow of air into the lungs. From loud snoring to feeling sleepy, the warning signs of sleep apnea can easily be overlooked if you’re unaware of them. In this blog, we’ll discuss what to look out for and what you should do if you suspect you have it.

What are the Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea?

Loud Snoring

Sleep apnea is often associated with loud snoring, however, not everyone who snores has the condition. If your snoring seems to be getting louder than usual and you’re waking up frequently throughout the night, these can be signs of sleep apnea. It’s also important to pay attention to your sleeping partner. If they’re reporting that you snore loudly and often, it could indicate sleep apnea.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Another common warning sign of sleep apnea is excessive daytime sleepiness. People with the condition can experience severe exhaustion during the day despite getting enough sleep at night. This is usually caused by frequent awakenings throughout the night, which affects your ability to get a restful slumber.

Waking Up Gasping for Air

If you find yourself frequently waking up gasping for air, it could be a sign of sleep apnea. This is caused by a blockage in the airways, which restricts your breathing and makes it difficult for you to get a restful night’s sleep.


Sleep apnea can be easily overlooked if you’re not aware of the warning signs. If you’ve been experiencing loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, or waking up gasping for air, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your doctor can help you determine if sleep apnea is the cause and provide treatments that can help you get a better night’s sleep.



Q: How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

The most common signs of sleep apnea are loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, and waking up gasping for air. If you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Q: Can sleep apnea be treated?

Yes, sleep apnea can be treated. Your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes such as losing weight or quitting smoking to help reduce the severity of your symptoms. They may also recommend treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

Q: Are there any home remedies for sleep apnea?

Yes, there are some home remedies for sleep apnea that may help reduce the severity of your symptoms. This can include avoiding alcohol and sleeping on your side instead of your back. Additionally, nasal strips and throat exercises may also be helpful in improving your breathing while asleep.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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