13 Sleep Apnea Symptoms: How Many Do You Have?
If you have sleep apnea you are: 3x more likely to have heart disease, 6x more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident, and 4x more at risk of dying from a stroke. Oh there’s more… Sleep apnea is attributable to a number of health conditions including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), stroke, depression, diabetes, and sexual dysfunction. Furthermore, sleep apnea spares no one – anyone can have sleep apnea, regardless of gender, age, or body type. Adults, children, male, female, large, or small – you may be experiencing sleep apnea symptoms and be at risk for sleep apnea.
Daytime Sleepiness or Lack of Energy (Hypersomnia)
Waking up with a Dry Mouth or Sore Throat
Waking Up Frequently to Urinate (Nocturia)
Difficulty Staying Asleep (Insomnia)
Sleepiness While Driving
Forgetfulness, Irritable, and a Decreased Sex Drive
Choking or Gasping While You Sleep
“Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and as many of 90% of individuals with sleep apnea have never been diagnosed.”
— American Association of Sleep Apnea
About the Author
Dr. Burggraaff is double board certified in the two most relevant fields for treating snoring and sleep apnea: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor) and Sleep Medicine. This allows Dr. Burggraaff the unique advantage of becoming intimately familiar with the relationship between how we breathe and how it relates into sleep.