An estimated 75 to 90 percent of all sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed, according to the American Sleep Disorder Association. This is often because sufferers are unaware of their condition, or they do not believe their symptoms are a sign of this potentially-serious sleep disorder. If someone you love is experiencing any of the following symptoms of sleep apnea, you should monitor their sounds and habits, and see Scottsdale sleep apnea dentist, Donald Wilcox DDS to help find relief for this sleep disorder. Almost every person who suffers from sleep apnea snores, but snoring does not necessarily mean you have sleep apnea. Having sleep apnea means that you may experience episodes of not breathing as few as 5 or as much as 50 times or more each night. The number of apnea episodes will dictate your degree of sleep apnea. You may also suffer from nighttime choking or gasping spells and find that you toss and turn frequently during sleep. Other symptoms you may experience include: •Problems with concentration and memory •Feeling tired and groggy throughout the day •Excessive daytime sleepiness •Waking with an unrefreshed feeling after sleep •Personality changes and moodiness •Sweating and/or chest pain while sleeping •Headaches (in the morning, at night, or throughout the day) •Heartburn or a sour taste in your mouth •Swelling in your legs •Frequent urination throughout the night If you are suffering from sleep apnea and live in Scottsdale or Peoria, Arizona, please contact the Scottsdale sleep apnea dentists at Desert Smiles to learn more about your options.

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