One of the most common risk factors associated with sleeping disorders is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is often left untreated but is a severe condition that interrupts breathing patterns while you sleep. It is important that it is dealt with immediately as it can lead to heart failure, high blood pressure, and heart attacks.
Numerous risk factors that exist that can increase a person’s likelihood of suffering from sleep apnea. If you have a family history of sleep apnea or you are genetically predisposed to the condition, you’ll be more likely to suffer from the disorder. Furthermore, males over the age of 40 have also been shown to have an increased risk for sleep apnea. Weight issues including obesity are also linked to sleep apnea. Other common forms of sleep apnea risks include large tonsils, a large tongue, a deviated septum, allergies and sinus problems and other nasal obstructions.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, it is important to learn about your treatment options. It could be as simple as adjusting your sleeping habits in the way you sleep at night or provide an oral appliance. In serious cases, surgery may be required.
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