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When you have sleep apnea, it is beneficial for your health to seek treatment for it. Many do not realize just how dangerous sleep apnea can be or the damage it can do to your overall well-being. Sleep apnea, also known as central sleep apnea, occurs after brain tumors, brain infections, strokes, and heart attacks. Sleep apnea happens when your normal breathing cycles while sleeping are disrupted by blocked air passages. In more serious cases, apnea occurs when the brain is unable to send signals telling the body to breathe.

Men over forty years old are the most common patients for sleep apnea, though it can affect people of all ages. Some of the following issues are also put people at risk for sleep apnea: being overweight, genetics, having large tonsils, allergies, having a deviated septum, and sinus problems. If you have any of these risks, or sleep apnea, you should seek help immediately.

Some of the dangers of sleep apnea are depression, ADHD, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and death. These are reasons why it’s important to seek out treatment if you or someone you love has sleep apnea.

By calling Dentistry Defined in Honolulu, Hawaii today at 808-949-8866 to set up an appointment with Dr. Gary H Morikawa, we can help treat your sleep apnea, or other issues, in order to make sure you can rest easy.