Call before noon and be seen on the same day!

Call 404-634-4224 Schedule Appointment

Signs You May Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A snoring man sleeping next to a woman covering her ears with a pillow.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition in which the throat temporarily closes during sleep, preventing oxygen from reaching the lungs.

OSA is a serious problem since it deprives the brain of oxygen and disrupts the sleep cycle.

Do you suffer from sleep apnea? Here are some signs that you or your sleeping partner may notice…


This sound occurs when air is forced between the collapsed tissues of a blocked breathing passage. It’s not normal or a sign of good sleep.

Gasping or Choking

Has your partner or roommate ever told you that you make choking or gasping sounds in your sleep? You may not know this is happening, but it’s your body’s way of trying to get more air.

Sore Throat

Those gasping sounds you make can leave you with a raw throat and pounding headache in the morning.

Daytime Drowsiness

If you’re always inexplicably sleepy during the day, it could indicate that something like OSA is keeping you from getting a good night’s rest.


Your moods is dependent on your getting plenty of sleep. If OSA is keeping you up at night, then you may be prone to moodiness or depression.

Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol is not a direct cause of OSA but it can contribute to sleeping problems. There’s a chance that you could have OSA if you show some symptoms and have a routine of having an evening drink or two before bed.

Difficulty Concentrating

Not sure why you can’t focus on anything, these days? Your concentration may be affected by a lack of sufficient sleep and oxygen, which are necessary for optimal brain function.

Discover the best OSA treatment options in Brookhaven by scheduling a consultation with the oral health specialists at Elegant Smiles.

Posted on behalf of Elegant Smiles

2882 N. Druid Hills Rd Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone: Call 404-634-4224

Skip footer

Book Your Appointment

Your elegant smile is only one appointment away! Schedule your appointment with our office today to get started!


2882 N. Druid Hills Rd Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30329

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm Friday 8am - 2pm

Follow Us