Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, even children. Risk factors for sleep apnea include:
Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing becomes irregular and continually interrupts the sleep cycle. This is dangerous because it deprives the brain and body of oxygen while also preventing the patient from reaching a state of deep sleep. In most cases, sleep apnea is caused by the collapse of tissue in the back of the throat which blocks the airway. Since the symptoms only appear during sleep, it is usually the patient’s partner who notices signs such as loud breathing, gasping sounds, and snoring. Treatment should be provided as soon as possible.
Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age. However, there are certain risk factors that may increase your chances of developing the condition:
Depending on the cause and severity of the condition, Taff & Levine DDS may recommend one of the following treatments:
Get better sleep now by treating your sleep apnea. To learn more about your options regarding sleep apnea treatment in Potomac, MD, contact Taff & Levine DDS today!
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