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Did you know that sleep apnea is a common yet serious disorder that can cause high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke? Unfortunately, sleep apnea can often go undiagnosed. For that reason, it is important to visit your dentist to determine if you may be suffering from it. Listed below are common questions about sleep apnea:

What is sleep apnea?
a.) A dental sedative used to put a person to sleep before intensive dental procedures
b.) A drug used to help people sleep at night
c.) A sleep disorder caused by interrupted breathing patterns while you sleep
d.) Misalignments with your teeth and jaw caused by sleeping on the wrong side of the bed

True or False: Males over the age of 40 are at an increased risk for sleep apnea.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Sleep apnea can be treated.
a.) True
b.) False

Which of the following can increase your risk for sleep apnea?
a.) Genetics
b.) Oversized tonsils, a small jaw, or a large tongue
c.) Allergy and sinus problems
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: c, a, a, d

If you would like to discuss a sleep apnea treatment with Dr. Chase Bennett and the rest of our team here at Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Arvada, Colorado. Our number is 303.421.2696. We look forward to helping you decide which options will work best in your quest for a healthier smile.