Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
One of the first steps is to assess your level of daytime sleepiness. Some patients do not realize just how tired they are. They have come to accept that low energy and difficulty concentrating is the norm for them. Becoming more in tune wiht how you are feeling and realizing that being tired all the time is not normal is an important first step.
Another step is to ask someone who has observed you sleeping. Do you snore? How loudly? Have you ever sstopped snoring abruptly, followed by silence, followed by a cough, sputter or gasp for breath? Ask them if you are a restless sleeper. Are they losing sleep because of your sleep patterns?
If you suspect that you or someone you know is suffereing from sleep apnea, Vistancia Orthodontics can help.