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Do you frequently struggle with proper sleeping habits because of poor breathing? It is possible you are affected by sleep apnea that is preventing you from receiving a good night’s rest. Central sleep apnea results from blocked signals in the brain, while obstructive sleep apnea is the result of an obstruction in the airway. Both types of sleep apnea can result in difficulty breathing while you are asleep. We are pleased to help you treat sleep apnea by first understanding its cause.

There are many causes of sleep apnea, and some of the basic factors are a form of nasal obstruction, health disorders and genetics. In particular, men who are over 40 years old can experience a heightened risk of sleep apnea. If a genetic factor plays a role, it may be the result of inheriting a sleep apnea problem that was present in other family members. You may have also inherited risky facial characteristics such as a small jaw, enlarged tongue or oversized tonsils that cause obstruction.

If you have developed a disorder such as allergies or a sinus issue, this can contribute to sleep apnea. Many patients who struggle with sleep apnea also have developed an obstruction in the nasal passage or a deviated septum.

If you are struggling to deal with sleep apnea in Syracuse, Utah, we invite you to contact VIP Smiles at 801-776-3000 and make an appointment with our dentist. Drs. Shad Ingram, Richard Ingram, and Clive Ingram are happy to help you achieve the night’s sleep you deserve.