Symptoms of sleep apnea range from heavy snoring to difficulty sleeping. Sleep apnea refers to your breathing patterns during sleep that become interrupted. In many cases, it is the result of blocked airflow. This is referred to as obstructive sleep apnea. In other cases, often called central sleep apnea, the trigger is from failed brain signals to your breathing muscles. Sometimes, your brain simply cannot effectively carry a message to your muscles instructing them to facilitate breathing.
Although sleep apnea can affect everyone at any age, it is most common in men over 40 years of age. Additional risks for developing sleep apnea include: being overweight, having large tonsils, genetics, deviated septum, allergies, and sinus problems. If you have or are at risk of developing sleep apnea, it is important to seek treatment immediately.
The dangers of sleep apnea vary greatly. Sleep apnea can cause diabetes, ADHD, depression, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, and even death. If you or someone you know has sleep apnea, seek out treatment options.
Urquiola Dental Center PC can assist those with sleep apnea disorder. If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea, or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Nancy Urquiola at our office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, by calling us at 734-973-7450. Treatment for sleep apnea is available. Contact us today!