Have you been experiencing restless nights due to symptoms of sleep apnea? This serious, common sleeping disorder is the result of irregular breathing. Recognizing symptoms and looking at the risk factors will help you discuss them with your doctor. Here at Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado, we strive to provide the best sleep apnea treatment for you and your health.
There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common of the two, is when there is blockage in the airway such as soft tissue. This can collapse during the night while you sleep. Central sleep apnea doesn’t block the airway but is when the brain fails to send signals to the breathing muscles.
Risks for sleep apnea can affect a person at any age, but is more common in men and women over the age of 40. Other risks include being overweight, having a family history of apnea, large tonsils/tongue, a small jaw, or a nasal obstruction from a deviated septum, a sinus problem, or allergies. This can lead to different health problem results, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, worsening of ADHD, or lead up to a stroke, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or heart attack.
If you believe you have sleep apnea, schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Chase Bennett today by calling 303.421.2696. Our dental office in Arvada, Colorado, are happy to assist you with your treatment for sleep apnea today.