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Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that arises due to interrupted breathing while you sleep. Two of the most common types of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs due to blocked airflow during sleep as well as central sleep apnea, which occurs when signals from the brain are not adequately received by the breathing muscles.

Sleep apnea can occur at any time to anyone of any age. However, males over the age of 40 are at the highest risk for sleep apnea. In addition, numerous other risk factors exist to increase your odds of developing sleep apnea. If you are overweight, have large tonsils, a large or a small jaw in relation to your face, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. In addition, genetic predispositions due to a family history of sleep apnea can increase the risk. Occasional issues with nasal blockages, a deviated septum, allergies, and sinus problems can also increase the risk for sleep apnea.

If sleep apnea is not treated effectively, a multitude of health problems can arise. Strokes, high blood pressure, heart failure, ADHD, and other issues are likely to arise if sleep apnea continues to occur. Thus, it is important to visit your dentist for an examination to determine if you do suffer from sleep apnea.

If you would like to set up a sleep apnea treatment session at [practice_name], you are welcome to call our dentist office in [city], [state], at our number [phone]. Dr. [doctor_name] and our entire team look forward to enhancing your smile.



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