Sleep apnea is a condition in which you have irregular breathing patterns while you sleep. If you are a male over the age of forty, you may be at a heightened risk of suffering from sleep apnea. Furthermore, there are two major types of sleep apnea including central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is related to issues with your brain not sending signals correctly to your muscles to breathe. Obstructive sleep apnea refers to an actual restriction in your air flow.
It is important to make sure that sleep apnea is treated as soon as possible as it can lead to several risks including diabetes, depression, strokes, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and heart attacks. Visit your dentist for the use of various treatments to help treat any conditions associated with sleep apnea. Common treatments include the following:
– Adjustments in your sleeping habits can be used to help minimize the effect of sleep apnea.
– The use of various appliances designed to help support your jaw can be applied and used to help treat sleep apnea. Similarly, the use of a continuous positive air pressure device, also known as a CPAP, helps improve breathing and airflow.
– In severe cases, the use of surgery may be required to treat sleep apnea.
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