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Do you experience irregular breathing patterns when you sleep that disrupt your rest? This could be a sign of sleep apnea. To ensure you have the information you need to receive appropriate sleep apnea treatment, Dr. Shuyuan Julian Yang and our team invite you to review the following facts:

– The two main types of sleep apnea are central and obstructive. Typically, when the human body is undergoing sleep, certain muscles receive brain signals to make sure you continue to breathe. If those signals become broken, you can experience central sleep apnea. Alternatively, obstructive sleep apnea happens when your airway has a blockage during sleep that restricts breathing.

– The causes of sleep apnea include a variety of risk factors, including nasal and airway blockages, deviated septum, sinus issues, allergies, family history of sleep conditions, genetics, large tongue or tonsils, environmental factors and a jaw that is small.

– Males who have aged beyond 40 are the most likely to experience sleep apnea.

– If you ignore sleep apnea and choose not to receive professional treatment, you could be at risk of other serious health conditions like stroke and heart attack.

If you are interested in learning more about sleep apnea in Parsippany, New Jersey, and would like to schedule an oral examination with our dentist, we encourage you to contact Shuyuan Julian Yang, DDS at 973-263-3006 today!