Who is at risk for developing sleep apnoea?
Many people are surprised to find out that anyone can develop sleep apnoea, even children, making it essential to seek treatment for yourself or loved ones when you suspect the presence of sleep-disordered breathing.
Some characteristics and lifestyle habits increase the risk of sleep apnoea.
- Men over 40
- People who are overweight
- Thick neck circumference
- Alcohol and smoking
- Certain medications
Because sleep apnoea is a potentially life-threatening illness, and has been linked to heart conditions and early cardiac death, seeking an accurate diagnosis and treatment can prolong your life and result in the restorative sleep necessary for a healthy body.
If you have received a diagnosis for sleep apnoea and would like to explore your treatment options, contact our Casuarina dental clinic to book a consultation.