Causes of Sleep Apnea

Many people toss and turn at night and suffer from frequent, loud snoring. These symptoms could be a sign of sleep apnea, and discovering the causes of your sleep apnea is the first step in overcoming the problem. Overcoming sleep apnea is more than just getting a good night’s sleep – it could have huge effects on your health and happiness.

Understanding Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a common, but potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed, and can lead to more serious health threats like heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. At miVIP Sleep Centers, our sleep specialists are adept at uncovering the myriad causes of sleep apnea. We always begin your evaluation with a thorough health assessment to determine your unique risk factors. Some common risk factors include:
  • Being overweight
  • Genetics
  • Being over the age of 65
  • Being a smoker
Other risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea include certain physical attributes, such as having a thick neck, deviated septum, receding chin, or enlarged tonsils, or adenoids. Males also have a higher risk of sleep apnea. Allergies or other health conditions that cause nasal congestion and blockage can also increase your risk for sleep apnea. Trust Your Health to Sleep Apnea Experts When you visit one of our miVIP Sleep Centers, you can feel confident you will receive expert collaborative care from a team of sleep experts. Our medical team includes general surgeons, bariatric specialists, otolaryngologist/ENT (ear, nose, throat specialists), gastroenterologists, and dental care experts. We will provide you with an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan that addresses the causes of your sleep apnea, so you can sleep well, feel better, and have a healthier life. There are many causes of sleep apnea, but the best solutions begin with the best possible care. If you struggle with sleep apnea, snoring, or any other common sleep problem, schedule an appointment at a miVIP Sleep Center near you today.

Call 877.678.9222 for more information, or to schedule an appointment.