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You may be at risk for sleep apnea and not even know it. Sleep apnea is characterized by irregular breathing patterns and disruptions to your breathing while you sleep.

Sleep apnea is a disorder that is caused by a lack of oxygen in your lungs. It can be brought on by obstructed airways, a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs when signals from the brain fail to reach the muscles that cause you to breath. Both can be dangerous and should be dealt with immediately.

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

If you would like to know more about sleep apnea, our dentist, Dr. Joseph Goodman and the team at Joseph Goodman, DDS, DMD would,like to help in any way we can. If you would like to schedule a visit to our office in Beverly Hills, California, please call us at 310-734-4557. Come on in to talk about sleep apnea treatments today.