Sleep Airway Assessments in CaryIf you’ve been told that you snore or stop breathing during the night, or if you feel exhausted even after a full night’s sleep, you may suffer from sleep apnea. The condition involves much more than just lots of snoring – with sleep apnea, you stop breathing for short periods throughout the night. This interrupts your sleep cycles and means that your full night’s sleep isn’t actually restful at all. At Cary Family Dental, we can perform a sleep airway assessment to see if your airway is restricted during sleep, and, if so, we can fit you for a treatment appliance. Schedule a Consultation
Signs of Sleep ApneaBefore we perform a sleep airway assessment, we want to make sure that you’re showing signs of sleep apnea and not another issue. Some of the most common signs to look for include:
Cessation of breathing
Sudden waking paired with gasping or a shortness of breath
A dry mouth or sore throat upon waking
Headaches, especially in the morning
Inability to stay asleep
Sleep Health SurveyRead through the following questions. If you answer yes to two or more, we recommend you call us to schedule a full sleep airway assessment.
Do you snore loudly enough to be heard through walls or closed doors?
Are you tired or fatigued during the day?
Has anyone observed you choking, gasping, or not breathing while you sleep?
Are you being or have you ever been treated for high blood pressure?
Is your body mass index (BMI) more than 10% over the ideal range?
Are you over 50?
Is your neck size larger than 17 inches for men (measured around the Adams apple) or larger than 16 inches for women?
Are you male?