If you have sleep apnea disorder, it is best to seek treatment as soon as you can. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that can cause serious damage if not taken care of. It occurs when the normal breathing patterns we have while we sleep are disrupted, either from blocked airways restricting oxygen flow or from more serious forms where the brain simply cannot signal the body to breathe normally. Oftentimes, this type of disorder, called central sleep apnea, occurs from brain tumors, brain infections, strokes, and even heart failure.
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.
Sedona Dental Arts can assist those with sleep apnea disorder. If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea, or to schedule an appointment, contact Drs. Babcock and Bill at our office in Sedona, Arizona, by calling us at (928) 282-1514. Treatment for sleep apnea is available. Contact us today!