Sleep apnea is a serious disorder affecting many people around the world. Signs of sleep apnea can include gasps for breath, loud and/or frequent snoring, and long pauses in your breathing pattern while sleeping.
You may be at risk for sleep apnea if you are or have:
- Over 40 years old
- A small jawbone
- A large neck
- Large tonsils or tongue
The two types of sleep apnea are Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnea (CSA). OSA is more common than CSA and is caused by airway blockage. CSA occurs when your brain doesn’t signal your muscles to breathe.
Untreated sleep apnea has been linked to many serious health disorders, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
Patients who suffer from sleep apnea don’t have to suffer anymore. Using various appliances, Dr. L. C. Chilimigras and his team can help improve your overall health today! Please call us for more information about your sleep apnea treatment options.