How to Know if You Have Sleep Apnea

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Do you ever wonder if you are a victim of sleep apnea? If so, our dentists, Drs. Kevin Hashemi, Heidi Lee, Andrew McDonald, and Nipa Sheth, are more than happy to help you. Now, it’s best to schedule an appointment at AZ Dental or with your primary care physician, but today our dentist is happy to discuss the signs related to sleep apnea so you can have a good idea of your situation. The signs and symptoms related to sleep apnea include:

-Snoring loudly

-Feeling tired after a full night’s sleep

-Episodes of breathing interruptions (This is typically identified by a partner in bed)

-Abrupt awakenings throughout the night by shortness of breath

-Having a dry mouth or sore throat when you wake up

-A morning headache


-Excessive daytime sleepiness

-Problems paying attention

-Irritability and moodiness

It’s important to see a doctor regarding your sleep apnea if your snoring is loud enough to interrupt other people’s sleep, you have shortness of breath when waking up throughout the night, you have pauses in your breathing when you sleep, and you are very tired during the day.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about sleep apnea in Sunnyvale, California, please contact AZ Dental when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 408-738-1000 and our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you need!