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Are there risk factors associated with sleep apnea?

Over 40 million adult Americans suffer from a sleep disorder—and very few of us are aware of our diminished quality of sleep. Those who suspect that their sleep is being invaded by a condition unknown to them often do seek out treatment. 

What Risk Factors Affect Sleep Apnea?

Age—Men, women, and children are all susceptible to sleep apnea, but it is more common for middle-aged adults. Children can have unique sleep patterns that can require special treatments

Gender—While anyone can have sleep apnea, men typically suffer more from it than women

Weight—Overweight patients are more likely to have a sleep disorder

Blockages—If you have anything that can block your throat or sinuses you will most likely snore

Alcohol usage—Alcohol and drugs can relax the throat muscles, which often causes people to snore

Health issues—Certain medical issues can put you at higher risk for sleep apnea, like depression or high blood pressure

How to Know If You Might Have Sleep Apnea in Kingsport

  • You snore so loud your partner gets upset
  • You wake up frequently
  • You are constantly tired all-day
  • You doze off throughout the day
  • You wake up with a sore throat
  • You often have morning headaches

Call Us to Check Your Sleep Apnea

You might be at risk for sleep apnea! Give your Kingsport dentist a call today so we can do a sleep evaluation. 

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