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Sleep apnea could be ruining your night’s sleep. However, it is difficult to diagnose as we rarely remember things while we sleep. For a deeper diagnosis, visit our office for a thorough examination. Males over the age of 40 are often at the highest risk for sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is caused by lack of oxygen in our lungs. This can be due to obstructed airways, also called obstructive sleep apnea, or even failed signals from the brain that do not reach their mark in the chest muscles to tell them to breathe, which is called central sleep apnea. Both are very serious and should be dealt with immediately.

Common causes of sleep apnea include allergies, sinus problems, a family history of the disorder, genetics, nasal blockages, a deviated septum, breathing obstructions, large tonsils, a large tongue, or a small jaw in relation to your face.

If you think your teeth could use a little extra work and would like to have a professional exam from our team at Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Shokan, New York, by calling us at 845-657-2322. Dr. Victor Zeines and the rest of our team would be glad to take care of any oral health care needs you may have.