Loud, chronic snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea, a dangerous and potentially fatal condition in which your breathing periodically stops during sleep.

Wausau, Wisconsin, dentist Dr. John Krasowski has helped numerous patients eliminate snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms, as well as restore restful nightly sleep for them and their partners.

Snoring and Other Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Although snoring is the most typical sleep apnea symptom, the majority of individuals who suffer from sleep apnea experience multiple symptoms that may also include but are not limited to:

  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Waking headaches
  • Choking or snorting during sleep
  • Waking up from sleep gasping or short of breath
  • Irritability or changes in mood
  • Nighttime urination
  • Waking with a sore throat or dry mouth
  • Regular lack of R.E.M. (or dream) sleep

Seeking Help for Sleep Apnea

If you or a loved one experiences any of the aforementioned sleep apnea symptoms in conjunction with one another, you should schedule a sleep apnea consultation with Dr. Krasowski.

With extensive training and experience in the field of dental sleep medicine, Dr. Krasowski can determine the source of your sleep apnea and recommend a sleep apnea and snoring treatment that is custom designed to address your unique needs. If necessary, we can refer you to a sleep center for further evaluation.

Dangers of Sleep Apnea

If not treated, sleep apnea can contribute to serious health complications including an increased risk for:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Heart attack
  • Congestive heart failure

If you live in the Wausau, Stevens Point or Rhinelander, Wisconsin, areas and would like to learn more about sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment, please contact Krasowski Dental to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. John Krasowski.