Common Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea



Sleep Disorders


TMJ Jaw joint pain

Jaw joint noise

Ear Congestion

Limited opening

Vertigo (dizziness)

Difficulty Swallowing

Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)

Loose teeth

Drifting teeth

Fractured teeth

Loss of molar teeth

Shortened teeth

Clenching/bruxing or grinding

Non=-specific facial pain

Difficulty chewing

Difficulty swallowing

Tender sensitive teeth


Metabolic syndrome

Neck pain

Postural problems

Paresthesia or tingling and numbness of fingers

Sensitivity to hot or cold


Erosion of the necks of the teeth

Erosion of the teeth

Over closed bite

Breaking fillings or crowns

Mouth breathing

Faster breathing

Heavy breathing

Lack of mid-face/lower face development

Lack of nasal breathing

Small upper jaw

Lower jaw retrudes to fit upper jaw

Posterior cross bites

Wear facets on teeth

Muscle fatigue

Airway collapse

Forward head posture

Receded chin

Lack of defined chin/neck space (turkey neck)

Pinched and narrow nasal airways

Deviated septum

High vault roof of mouth

Low hanging uvula and soft palate

Elongated uvula

Narrow tonsilar space

Over sized adenoids

Narrow mouth arches

Crowded teeth

Scalloped tongue

Tongue tie

Abnormal or low attachments of mouth frenums

Deep bite or overbite

Overjet bite


Mandibular and maxillary tori  (bony growth projections on jaws)

Angular chielosis (red and sore corners of the mouth)

Neck circumference greater than 17 "on men and 15" on women


Age over menopause on women and any older age

High blood pressure



More frequent in women

Generally younger persons and not overweight

Chronic Fatigue

Daytime sleepiness

Night time arousals from sleep


Light sleeper

UARS is characterized by RERAS (respiratory effort related arousals)

Don't like to sleep on back

Tired, groggy, loss of focus, concentration problems

Depression, no motivation

Cold hands and feet

Constipation and diarrhea


Acid reflux GERD


Larygopharyngeal reflux, constant throat clearing

Post nasal drip, hoarseness and cough

Dysphagia, nasal stuffiness

23% have abnormal LOW blood pressure

Dizzy, lightheaded especially when standing up


Wild vivid dreams or no dreams at all