Sleep apnea is a common, life-threatening condition that prevents airflow during sleep. This occurs when tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway and reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to the organs throughout the body. Those who suffer from sleep apnea may snore loudly and stop breathing for short periods of time.
Sleep apnea can cause memory loss, fatigue, depression, low concentration, and irritability.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
Those who suffer from sleep apnea are usually older, obese, and have thick necks. However, men and women of any size or age can have it. This disorder usually worsens with age and weight gain.
The following are typically signs of someone suffering from sleep apnea:
- Loud snoring
- Daytime sleepiness
A dentist will usually become more aware of these things due to how frequently he or she sees the patient. Dr. Farahi will be sure to conduct an exam and discuss with the patient any discomfort or pain he or she may be experiencing.
Dr. Farahi specializes in Sleep Apnea and in conjunction with a Sleep Medicine physician, he is able to evaluate and treat this disorder.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you feel that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, call Dr. Farahi’s office at (703) 821-1633 to make an appointment.