Sleep Apnea: Symptoms And Side Effects

How much do you know about sleep apnea? Have you been diagnosed recently? If so, we suggest you learn as much as you can about reasons to seek sleep apnea treatment. Fortunately, for the most part, understanding the symptoms and side effects will be all it takes to understand why visiting us for noninvasive, comfortable treatment is worth the effort. For example, did you know that this sleep disorder will not go away on its own – instead, the symptoms will continue to worsen and may lead to serious, long-term health complications? Allow us to provide you with essential details for a deeper understanding. 

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

We suggest you seek sleep apnea treatment to alleviate symptoms that can become very uncomfortable and that typically persist on a daily basis. Common symptoms include the following:

  • Headaches that occur upon waking
  • A sore throat when you wake up in the morning and/or a feeling of dry mouth
  • Daily exhaustion that worsens over time
  • An inability to focus like you used to, even on quite simple tasks
  • A feeling of depression or suffering from serious mood swings
  • Feeling like you might fall asleep at any moment during the day
  • Second-hand sleep apnea (you may cause a significant other who sleeps next to you each night to suffer from similar symptoms)

Sleep Apnea Side Effects

Side effects include serious complications and potentially long-lasting damage that occur as a result of ignoring the problem. Fortunately, by seeking sleep apnea treatment right away, you can protect your health from the following problems:

  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of heart attack
  • Liver problems