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Are you familiar with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is an oral health condition that arises due to irregular and interrupted sleeping patterns. If you find yourself tired in the morning and not feeling like you got a deep sleep even though you have been in bed for 8 hours or more, it may be linked to periodically waking up in the night due to a condition such a sleep apnea.

Are you familiar with the risk factors associated with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea often occurs if you are male over the age of 40 and overweight. You can also be at a much greater risk for sleep apnea if you have genetic predispositions and a family history of the disease. If that wasn’t enough, large tonsils, a large tongue or allergies and sinus problems have all been known to contribute to the rise of sleep apnea.

If sleep apnea remains untreated, it can lead to serious oral health problems, which include stroke, diabetes, depression, ADHD, heart failure and high blood pressure. Two common forms of sleep apnea to watch out for are obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs due to blocked airways, or central sleep apnea, which occurs due to failures with brain signals reaching the breathing muscles.

If you are interested in a sleep apnea treatment from TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Fernando Valley at our dental office in Northridge, California, call us at 888-902-0909. Dr. Farshid Ariz & Shadad Arami and our team look forward to help you get a better night’s sleep.