Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can increase the risk of health problems, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, and heart attacks, diabetes, depression, worsening of ADHD, headaches. Depending on the cause and the level of apnea, there are different methods of treatment and the goal of treatment is to normalize breathing during sleep. Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea include: Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP), other breathing devices, oral appliances, implants and surgery.

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