3 Signs That It’s More Than a Snore

ID 100378109 300x200 Your kids may think it’s funny and your significant other may even like giving you a hard time about your incessant snoring, but how can you tell if your snoring is something more serious like sleep apnea? From feeling constantly tired to gasping for breath while sleeping, this article will discuss three signs that your snoring is more than just a simple snore. Read on to learn more.

  • Feeling Constantly Fatigued
    Do you wake up feeling tired even after you have gotten your required eight hours of sleep at night? If so, this is one of the biggest indications that you have sleep apnea. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea don’t get the rest that they think they are getting because their sleep is disrupted multiple times an hour. So, even though you may think you are getting the eight hours of sleep at night, you aren’t even getting one full hour.
  • Nightmares
    Do you dream a lot and have consistent nightmares? Although some of those nightmares may be due to that scary movie you stayed up watching, they also may be attributed to sleep apnea. Patients who have sleep apnea, stay in a dream state and don’t ever enter the REM state (which is required to help you get the relaxation and recuperation that your body needs). If you notice that you are having frequent nightmares, ask your doctor about sleep apnea.
  • Breathing Disruption
    Do you wake up in a panic gasping for breath? One of the scariest and most damaging parts of sleep apnea is that your breathing often stops or is disrupted— leaving you gasping for breath in the middle of the night. With a lot of patients, they don’t remember gasping for breath, but their significant other wakes up to them either not breathing or trying to get some air.

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that if left untreated can lead to further problems related to the heart and other parts of the body. If you suffer from all or some of the symptoms above, you may need to get checked for sleep apnea. To learn more about sleep apnea or sleep apnea treatment options, contact McDowell Dental Group today!

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Yes! After our long tenured residence at the Tempenns building, McDowell Dental Group will be relocating. In addition to the move we are changing our name to McDowell Dental & Aesthetics. Don’t worry, even though there are a lot of changes happening we are still committed to providing our patients with the same valued care we always have. Lead by Dr. Ashley McDowell the office will bring additional focus to cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics along with all general dentistry services. Dr. Ashley has been working tirelessly over the past year to create a state of the art practice utilizing the best equipment and latest technologies. We are so excited for everyone to see and enjoy our new office.


Starting Monday, November 20th we will be seeing patients at:

1077 Rydal Road
Suite 300
Rydal, PA 19046


It is located just a short distance from our current office. The building has a spacious parking lot and an elevator for ease of travel. We look forward to seeing everyone at our new location!

McDowell Dental & Aesthetics Team