Is My Snoring Caused by Sleep Apnea?

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

We may joke around about people who snore loudly, but in some cases, it is no laughing matter. For certain people, habitual loud snoring is nothing more than a social problem that can strain relationships. For others, it can be a symptom of a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
In order to identify OSA and distinguish it from harmless snoring, you should check for other symptoms that are commonly associated with sleep apnea, such as:

• Excessive drowsiness during the day
• Choking or gasping during sleep
• Memory problems and/or difficulty concentrating
• High blood pressure
• Chest pain
• Weight gain
• Morning headaches
• Frequent use of the bathroom at night

If you exhibit one or more of these symptoms in addition to loud snoring, you should consult with an experienced sleep apnea specialist like Dr. Terry Bass as soon as possible to obtain a thorough examination and diagnosis. Left untreated, OSA can lead to stroke, heart attack, cardiovascular disease and other serious consequences.

If you suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnea, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Terry Bass, DDS. We serve patients in Norman, Edmond, Lawton, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.