Sleep apnea is an exceptionally common condition that many people have no idea that they have. Given the laundry list of ramification of such a diagnosis, this is a concerning reality. Finding out if you have sleep apnea is extraordinarily important and should be undertaken as soon as possible.
To do so, there are a few simple steps that you can take. Begin by scheduling an appointment with our dentist in Orange County.
Since this is likely to be at least a couple of weeks out, begin keeping a sleep diary for a week or two prior to your appointment. In it, keep track of your sleep schedule over the course of a week or two. Then note how you feel in the morning, paying particular attention to whether or not you have headaches in the morning. It is also important to indicate if you regularly have dry mouth or need to urinate frequently during the night. Also write down if anyone says they heard you snoring and even potentially catch a recording of it. Lastly, indicate if you needed to take a nap during the day or if you felt tired throughout the day.
Give all of this information to our expert in sleep apnea in Orange County. You will be asked additional information, including regarding your medical history. Then you may be given a machine to test yourself during the night in your sleep. Otherwise, it may be recommended that you visit a sleep testing center for more intensive recordings. Ultimately, these tests will be able to indicate if you suffer from this condition.
Contact our office to find out what you can do to deal with it any potential sleep apnea you may have.