Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk Factors

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk FactorsObstructive sleep apnea is a potentially deadly disorder marked by periods of breath cessation throughout the night. Snoring is the most common indicator of this disorder but others, including excessive daytime fatigue, memory and concentration problems, and frequent morning headaches may also be caused by obstructive sleep apnea. If you are experiencing any of these issues it is important that you call our Mesa office at (480) 834-6991 to schedule an evaluation and learn about your treatment options.

Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea may be genetic. If you have a family history of the disorder – particularly if you are an older male – your chances of developing obstructive sleep apnea are higher. However, these risks are exacerbated by:

  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol and narcotic drug use
  • Obesity
  • General inactivity

Because many of the risks factors for obstructive sleep apnea are within your control, lifestyle changes are often necessary for treatment to be effective. During your initial consultation with Dr. LeSueur or Dr. Dodaro, choices that may be contributing to your condition will be discussed along with ways you can modify your behavior to reduce symptoms and help ensure your sleep apnea treatment is effective.

If you live in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or surrounding areas of Arizona and believe you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, please contact Drs of Smiles online or by calling (480) 834-6991 to schedule your treatment consultation right away.

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