Does My Snoring Mean I Have Sleep Apnea? [FAQ]

Snoring / Sleep Apnea Solutions 1 South Elgin, IL | Brar Dentistry

Happy Holidays, from all of us at Brar Dentistry!

One of the reasons we love this time of year is all the Christmas music taking over the radio stations. The holiday classics are part of our collective memory and have us all singing along with our favorites.

Like Silent Night… “…all is calm, all is bright…” We know the lyrics quite well, right?

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone’s holiday nights were silent and peaceful? If you have a loud snoring problem that keeps your family tossing and turning night after night, your nights are anything but!

Today, we’re answering a common question our patients have about the connection between snoring and sleep apnea.

FAQ: Does my loud snoring mean I have sleep apnea?

It could mean you have sleep apnea, but on its own, loud snoring isn’t a definitive diagnostic factor.

What we mean is, sleep apnea can have a variety of symptoms aside from snoring. The reason snoring is so closely tied to this condition is because it happens to be one of the most common.

Here are more signs that you might have sleep apnea:

-Waking up with painful headaches

-Waking up with a sore throat

-Waking up feeling like you didn’t get much rest at all

-Feeling worn down and tired all day

-Feeling moody and irritable

-Having trouble concentrating

-Having memory problems

-Gaining weight for no apparent reason

As you can see, snoring certainly isn’t the only sign that your sleep is being affected by this condition! That’s why a professional diagnosis is so important.

You can find that at Brar Dentistry! We have four convenient locations to serve you in the Chicago area. Let us help you find the rest you need so that your holiday season is filled with silent, peaceful nights!

Call us today at 630-883-0970 or fill out our online form. We have 4 locations to serve you in St. Charles, Elgin, South Elgin, and Sleepy Hollow, IL.


Jeff Hoadley

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