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The question is often raised if sleep apnea can be treated. The answer is yes, because we know what causes it, and have the remedies to fix it. Knowing what sleep apnea looks and sounds like is important to diagnose those who may suffer, especially loved ones. Because most symptoms only show while we are asleep, it can be hard to know if you even suffer from it. An excellent way to learn if you have sleep apnea is to have an exam done by your doctor at Alaska Dental Associates.

Although sleep apnea can affect everyone at any age, it is most common in men over 40 years of age. Additional risks for developing sleep apnea include: being overweight, having large tonsils, genetics, deviated septum, allergies, and sinus problems. If you have or are at risk of developing sleep apnea, it is important to seek treatment immediately.

The dangers of sleep apnea vary greatly. Sleep apnea can cause diabetes, ADHD, depression, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, and even death. If you or someone you know has sleep apnea, seek out treatment options.

Our dentist at Alaska Dental Associates can assist those with sleep apnea disorder. If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea, or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Kyle M. Triggs at our office in Anchorage, Alaska, by calling us at 907-562-2284. Treatment for sleep apnea is available. Contact us today!