Is It Sleep Apnea?
If you are experiencing symptoms like snoring and gasping or choking sounds during sleep, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep apnea may be to blame.
While sleep apnea is more common in men, women can suffer from it, as well. Women are especially susceptible to sleep apnea during and after menopause.
If you have noticed these symptoms, we encourage you to take our short questionnaire, designed by medical professionals and sleep experts.
Check all that apply:
I often wake up feeling like I’ve been “hit by a train”.
I drink anything with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, soda, or Red Bull, to stay alert during the day.
I suffer from high blood pressure.
I am a diabetic.
I’ve been told that I sometimes lose my breath while sleeping (or wake up gasping for breath).
My neck size is 17 inches or more.
You – or your child – have been diagnosed with ADD / ADHD.
I am overweight.
I have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep for more than an hour or two at a time.
I often wish I could take a nap during the day.
I have trouble getting up on time in the morning – my alarm’s “snooze” button is my best friend.
I am easily distracted during the day and have trouble maintaining my focus.
I often feel depressed and find it harder and harder to feel energized and enthusiastic about things and activities that use to give me joy.
I often get drowsy while driving.
I find it hard to stay awake when reading.
I get up frequently during the night to use the bathroom.
I often fall asleep watching TV or snooze on and off until bedtime.
There is a history of heart attacks, diabetes, hypertension, and strokes in my family.
I need to take sleeping pills or other medications to fall asleep.
My sex life suffers due to impotence or lack of interest and / or energy.
If you checked one or more of these signs and you have been experiencing physical symptoms, we recommend discussing sleep apnea with a medical professional.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Davidian at Carolina TMJ & Facial Pain Center today.
or by calling us at (919) 782-9955.