Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep apnea can cause a variety of symptoms that can affect your day-to-day life. Some of these include:
- Loud, disruptive snoring
- Gasping or choking overnight
- Daytime fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Short-term memory loss
- Decrease libido
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms consistently, call our Philadelphia office at (215) 739-2543 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Slobodinsky.
What Sleep Position is Best for Sleep Apnea?
If you have sleep apnea, you may find some relief by sleeping on your side instead of your back. We recommend this as it’s less likely that your airway will collapse and restrict your air. However, side sleeping may not be an effective option because there are various causes for sleep apnea.
Dr. Slobodinsky will suggest lifestyle changes such as the use of special pillows designed to help with sleep disorders in addition to other trusted solutions, such as an oral appliance so you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy night’s rest.
Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary?
If your parents suffer from sleep apnea, you’re 50 percent more likely to also develop a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders are caused by a variety of different factors, such as a narrow airway, genetics, excess weight, nasal congestion, and smoking. Fortunately, Dr. Slobodinsky offers several options for sleep apnea treatment, providing relief from symptoms and a good night’s sleep.