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Dr. Wallace Lee Walker: Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Wallace Lee Walker: Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

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Dr. Wallace Lee Walker: Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

  1. 1. Dr. Wallace Lee Walker: Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
  2. 2.  Wallace Lee Walker is a licensed dentist who is also trained in the treatment of sleep apnea disorders. In addition, he has undergone continuing education for a variety of dental treatments, including dental implants and orthodontics.
  3. 3.  Many people who suffer from sleep apnea are unaware of their condition – usually because they're asleep while the symptoms occur. If you know that you snore exceptionally often or loudly, however, you are encouraged to consider visiting an expert who can perform an evaluation.
  4. 4.  How do you know that you might have sleep apnea? The first sign is, of course, persistent and/or loud snoring. Since you usually cannot hear yourself while you sleep, ask your spouse if he or she frequently hears your snoring. Another sign of sleep apnea is frequent pauses in breathing, as well as gasping or choking when sleeping. Other signs include waking up with a feeling of dry mouth due to gasping. You should also consider how you feel during the day. If you feel abnormally sleepy during waking hours, it might be due to the interruption of your sleep pattern by the sporadic breathing of sleep apnea.
  5. 5.  Sometimes sleep apnea can be caused by an underlying disorder such as a neuromuscular or heart disorder. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, consider undergoing a sleep test with a specialist.
  6. 6.  Sometimes sleep apnea can be caused by an underlying disorder such as a neuromuscular or heart disorder. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, consider undergoing a sleep test with a specialist.

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