Sleep Apnea Berkeley
Berkeley Dentist Dr. Fred Pockrass
Constantly Tired? It’s Time to Get a Good Night’s Sleep!
Think you might have sleep apnea?
Below are some of the common symptoms:
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Loud snoring
- Waking up at night short of breath
- Snorting or choking sounds during the night
- Headaches upon waking
- Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
According to the National Sleep Foundation, around 18 million people in America suffer from sleep apnea. If you wake up feeling tired every morning, or your partner constantly complains that you snore excessively, you could be one of them.
Dr. Fred Pockrass offers patients sleep apnea treatment in Berkeley, CA. Please contact our office to find out more about this type of snoring treatment.
Understanding Sleep Apnea
The term sleep apnea refers to a person’s breathing while asleep. One with this condition basically stops breathing for a few seconds – or longer – while he or she is at rest. This causes the body to suddenly awaken, even if the sleeping person does not realize he or she is “jumping” from sleep. Because this interrupts the sleep cycle necessary for a restful slumber, the individual with sleep apnea wakes up feeling out of sorts and groggy.
Sleep apnea affects people of all ages, although it is found more often in those who are male, overweight or obese, over 40, have a larger than average neck size, have enlarged tonsils, have been diagnosed with GERD, or have a nasal obstruction.
Some of the most common symptoms of the condition include:
- Problems staying asleep
- Snoring, especially very loudly
- Suddenly waking at night and feeling out of breath
- Making choking sounds while asleep
- Experiencing headaches in the morning
- Inability to stay awake during daytime hours despite having slept the night before
The right sleep apnea treatment in Berkeley for your needs will be determined after a thorough examination with Dr. Pockrass. Together, we will devise a plan to help you overcome your sleep apnea.
Do not wait – sleep apnea can be dangerous if left untreated. Contact Berkeley Dentist Dr. Pockrass right away if you know or think you have sleep apnea or require snoring treatment.