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Don’t Snooze Through this Sleep Apnea Blog

Some people experience irregular breathing patterns that can disrupt their sleep, and this is a common characteristic of sleep apnea. In order to help you receive appropriate treatment for sleep apnea, we offer an overview of facts you should know:

– There are two main types of sleep apnea, the first being known as central sleep apnea. Normally, when the human body is in a state of sleep, the brain signals different muscles to aid in helping you breathe. When those signals are broken, central sleep apnea occurs. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that occurs when there is a blockage in your throat airway that happens when you sleep.

– There are many causes of sleep apnea, and the risk factors may involve sinus issues, allergies, deviated septum, nasal blockages or breathing obstruction, genetics or a family history of sleep issues, large tonsils or tongue, certain environmental factors and a small jaw.

– Males who are older than 40 have the highest risk of sleep apnea.

– If you neglect to receive professional treatment to address sleep apnea, you could develop other serious health conditions, including heart attack and stroke.

If you would like to receive sleep apnea treatment in Tucson, Arizona, we encourage you to schedule a detailed examination with our dentist, Dr. Brett M. Barney, to determine which treatment is most effective for you. Contact Desert Dental Group at (520) 201-1717 today!