I had a dream I was awake and I woke up to find myself asleep.
― Stan Laurel
At The Sleep and Snore Centre, we know that everyone snores for different reasons. Fortunately, Dr Mark Levi knows exactly how to diagnose sleep disorders and create customised treatment plans that are tailored to an individual patient.
When you get to the bottom of why you snore, then you can find the right solutions to a quieter, deeper sleep. The list of symptoms below will help you figure out where you are on the continuum from occasional snorer to chronic snorer to sleep apnoea sufferer.
16 Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
These are the warning signs that could mean you’re struggling with a sleep disorder:
- Loud snoring
- Cessation of breathing (apnoea) while asleep, observed by another person
- Gasping while asleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Falling asleep at inappropriate times
- Dozing off behind the wheel
- Feeling unrefreshed after sleep
- Difficulty concentrating
- Impaired motor skills
- Memory lapses
- Personality changes
- Morning headaches
- Dry mouth upon awakening
- General lethargy
- Leg swelling
Not everyone who snores has a serious sleep disorder. However, if you can say “That’s me” to 3-5 of the symptoms above, you should consider contacting Dr Levi to learn about diagnosis and treatment options.
Sleep Positions & Sleep Disorder Symptoms
Sleep positions reveal a lot, and figuring out how you snore can reveal why you snore. When you know why you snore, you can get closer to a cure.
- Snoring when your mouth is closed may indicate a problem with your tongue obstructing your airways that can be addressed with an oral appliance or a CPAP machine.
- Snoring when your mouth is open may be related to the tissues in your throat obstructing your airways and may be treated with dental appliances or a CPAP machine.
- Snoring when you sleep on your back is probably mild snoring and can be addressed with a simple change of sleeping position.
- Snoring regardless of your sleep position may mean your snoring is more severe and may require a more comprehensive treatment.
There’s no reason to let snoring disrupt your life. Instead, why not consult Dr Lev and let him get to the bottom of your problem and tailor a solution that will stop your snoring and put a smile on your face.