If you are continuously struggling with a sleeping disorder, or constantly find yourself tired during the day, you may not be getting the sleep you need at night. Due to a fairly common condition known as sleep apnea, patients find themselves waking up at night due to irregular breathing patterns, even though they may often be unaware of them.
If sleep apnea is not treated correctly, several health problems can arise. Strokes, high blood pressure, heart failure, ADHD, and other problems are likely to come about if sleep apnea continues to occur. Thus, it is essential to visit your dentist for an examination to determine if you are suffering from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea can arise at any time to anyone of any age. However, males over the age of 40 are at the greatest risk for sleep apnea. Furthermore, several other risk factors exist to increase your odds of developing sleep apnea. If you are overweight, have large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw in relation to your face, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. Also, genetic predispositions due to a family history of sleep apnea can increase your risk. Occasional issues with nasal blockages, a deviated septum, allergies, and sinus problems can also heighten your risk for sleep apnea.
If you require sleep apnea treatments in Springdale, Arkansas, J. PARHAM DENTISTRY would love to assist you. For a thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can set an appointment with Dr. James S. Parham by calling our dentist office at 479-756-8631.