Signs You May Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Signs You May Suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Brookhaven GA Dentist That Treats Obstructive Sleep ApneaObstructive 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.

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I came into Dr. Ryos office with a dental emergency and have since made them my primary dental office. Not only did Dr. Ryo take care of my emergency in a very timely manner but he was also able to save a few teeth that I had been previously told couldn’t be saved. I’ve had a significant amount of visits/work done and it has all been painless which is a plus. The rest of the staff is amazing as well. Everyone is polite and caring and take care of any concerns/needs. They will give you a smile you are proud of. I’d recommend this office to everyone!

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I am past 70 and have had a lot of dental work done in my life. I have been going to Elegant Smiles for
more than a year now. This practice is, without a doubt, the best I have ever been to, including university dental schools and very fine dentists. The entire staff is incredibly competent, and the hygienist and Dr. Ryo are absolutely superb. Moreover, they are friendly, personable, kind, and caring. My advice is to check them out today! Just FYI, I have never written a positive review of any office practice before; I asked for the link to write this one!

Sara N.

I came to Dr. Ryo after a poor experience at a previous dentist and with some hesitation and fears about going to the dentist in general. On my first appointment I was warmly greeted by Miki and immediately put at ease by the dental hygienist. Dr. Ryo always takes the time to come meet me as well as explain everything to make me feel comfortable with treatment decisions.
I decided to start an Invisalign treatment after a few months of being with the practice and have been beyond pleased with the experience and results. The front desk staff are always welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend this practice to all my friends and will be taking my daughter in whenever she gets teeth!

Jamie C.

Emergency crown replacement needed! I was seen the day I walked in, then my tooth was worked on the very next day. On top of that, the crown was done in only a week time which usually takes 2 weeks. My VA insurance benefits are in San Diego. Dr. Ryo, Mickey and Ashley we're able to help with the complex VA benefits paper work to get my crown done here in Atlanta, saving me a trip back to California. I was very fortunate to find this team. The office is beautiful and very inviting and the staff is very nice, grounded and friendly. Thank you! The crown is perfect!

Michael H.

Chipped my tooth and Elegant Smiles was able to get me an appointment the same day. I liked the fast and friendly service of the dentist and staff so much that I went back 2 days later to fix some cavities that they found.


Great Service and caring professionals. Dr. Rio is very caring and took time to instruct his patients on proper care of the teeth and go the extra mile to address his patients' oral needs. The service was great and fast. He follows up to make sure i was ok. He reaches out by text and calls in a very prompt manner. I can also text him about my concern and get immediate help. I would highly recommend this place for dental care.

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Every time I come they always make me feel at home. Miki makes sure that she communicates with me about my appointment and she even gave me a heads up about not coming too early because they were behind. I see Sara every time I come and she is very very helpful and kind. She takes her time and makes me feel comfortable. She's also insightful. Thanks you guys rock!! I refer people here all the time!

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Dr. Ryu, Miki, Ashley, and Malika are a dream team. Top quality professionals with a family feel. Dr. Ryu explained everything to me and made me feel really comfortable while his assistant Malika kept a smile on my face. This is my dentist office from now on!!

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