Do You Suffer from Sleep Apnea?

sleepapneacouple2If you have ever been told that you snore – or if you’ve woken yourself up as a result – you should immediately determine whether you suffer from sleep apnea. The same is true if you suffer from any of the common symptoms. The reason we encourage you to learn more about this sleep disorder is the same reason we ask you a series of questions during your dental checkup to find out whether you suffer from this problem: It can have a significantly negative impact on your daily life as well as your long-term health. So do yourself a quick favor. Read up on the basics and contact us right away if you think sleep apnea treatment may help you move more comfortably through the day, while sleeping more soundly at night.

Determining Whether You Suffer from Sleep Apnea

  • First, we encourage you to visit us once every six months for dental cleanings and checkups. We focus heavily on identifying signs of sleep apnea, so we can quickly provide treatment. This is one of your best bets in conclusively determining whether this disorder is harming your health.
  • Part of diagnosis will include your ability to provide us with answers to whether or not you suffer from common symptoms. Ask yourself whether one of the following applies – if you answer, “yes” then sleep apnea treatment may help: you suffer from daily mood swings, you have trouble concentrating on daily tasks that should otherwise be quite simple, your significant other or a friend has told you that you wake choking or gasping during the night – you do not remember this happening, your throat hurts when you wake up, you suffer from dry mouth upon waking, you snore loudly, and/or you are under the impression that you are sleeping soundly every night but you feel fatigued during the day.


Michael J. Young, DDS, and his skilled team of dental care professionals happily serve patients and their families, living in Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities. To learn more, contact us today at our Lafayette dentist’s office at 337-237-6453.