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Do you suffer from sleep apnea symptoms? This is a disorder caused by irregular breathing while sleeping. This can be in consequence of either obstructive or central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when air is blocked from getting in the airway. This is mostly due to soft tissues, whereas central sleep apnea is the effect of brain signals failing to send breathing muscle messages. Here at Char Dental in Honolulu, Hawaii, we want to help you get sleep apnea care for a better night’s sleep.

Consequences of sleep apnea can occur when risks are not treated or when there is no caution taken. Risk factors especially tend to rise after the age of 40 for women and men, typically more in men as well. Other risks include:

– A nasal obstruction; this can include a deviated septum, sinus problems, or allergies,
– Family history of sleep apnea,
– Large tonsils or tongue, or a small jaw, or
– Obesity

If untreated, they can lead to risks such as high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, or something even more serious such as a stroke, irregular heartbeat, or heart attack.

Although sleep apnea has many risks, you can consider many treatments offered today. Treatments include a CPAP device (Continuous Positive Air Pressure- used to provide better breathing while sleeping), a dental appliance (repositions the lower jaw and tongue), removing obstructive tissue from the airway in a surgical procedure, or changing your sleep habits.

Our team at Char Dental wants to help you get the treatment you need to sleep well the rest of your life without sleep apnea altering your sleeping lifestyle. Visit our office in Honolulu, Hawaii, by setting up a consultation or appointment, calling us today at (808) 450-2155.