People who snore may find that their symptoms come and go, or that they only snore if they’re extremely tired or after they’ve drunk a couple of alcoholic beverages. But snoring is just one warning sign of more significant sleep problems.
Being aware of other symptoms alongside of snoring can help you intercept more serious medical issues, such as sleep apnea.
For example, if you wake up in the morning with a migraine, headache, or sore jaws, it could be that you’re clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep. Our Snoring Laser Care dentists may notice excessive wear on the chewing surfaces, along with chipping or fractured enamel. If so, there’s a significantly high chance that you have a form of sleep apnea.
Do you struggle with constant fatigue, weight gain, or depression? All of these conditions are also linked with sleep disordered breathing. Your snoring may simply be the only noticeable symptom that you pick up on. In reality, it could be a huge factor in how you’re physically feeling throughout the day.
When you’re sleep-deprived, your body tends to suffer. You may have high blood pressure, low energy levels, or even risk falling asleep throughout the day, posing dangerous situations (especially if you’re driving or operating heavy machinery on the job.)