Having sleep apnea is like sleeping on a ticking time bomb. That’s why it’s important that you seek out treatment for sleep apnea immediately. This dangerous condition emerges because the air passageways are blocked while sleeping, or in more severe cases, the brain is unable to send the proper signals telling the body to breathe. This severe condition is known as central sleep apnea and occurs after brain tumors, brain infections, strokes, and also heart failure.
Sleep apnea can affect anyone of any age, but most cases of sleep apnea are found in men over 40 years of age. There are also some health issues that can also cause a person to develop sleep apnea. These issues are: allergies, having large tonsils, genetics, deviated septum, being overweight, and sinus problems. If you have any of these issues, it’s important to seek treatment to avoid the risk of developing apnea.
Sleep apnea can cause several other conditions of varying danger: ADHD, depression, stroke, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and in some cases sleep apnea can be fatal.
If you have sleep apnea, Laura Miller, DDS can assist you in Middletown, Connecticut. Call us today at [phone_number] to set up an appointment with Dr. Laura Miller. We look forward to treating your sleep apnea in order to help you rest easy!