The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

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If you have sleep apnea, you should seek out treatment for this dangerous disorder. Otherwise, you are putting your body at risk. Apnea occurs when our normal breathing patterns are interrupted during our sleep. This can happen due to blocked airway passages or in more serious cases because the brain is unable to signal the body to breathe normally. This serious disorder, also called sleep apnea, is occasionally followed by strokes, brain infections, brain tumors, and heart failure.

Sleep apnea is most common in men over 40 years of age, though it can affect anyone at any age. Some additional health risks can cause the disorder, such as being overweight, having large tonsils, having a deviated septum, allergies, and sinus problems. If you are either at risk or have sleep apnea, it’s important you seek out treatment.

Having sleep apnea can result in several other conditions. It can lead to depression, ADHD, high blood pressure, depression, heart attacks, strokes, and even death. If you or someone you know has sleep apnea, you are strongly encouraged to seek out help for them or yourself.

Merrill Dental in West Chester, Ohio can assist patients with sleep apnea. To learn more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Merrill please call us today at 513-779-7711 to treat your sleep apnea and help you rest easy!