From your physical traits to your risk for developing various diseases or disorders, genetics plays a huge role in your appearance and your health. Because we treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder, we often get asked if sleep apnea is genetic. The answer? It can be!
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can cause you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times each night while you sleep. In addition to triggering symptoms like daytime fatigue, irritability, headaches, and brain fog, sleep apnea can also increase your risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
If you have sleep apnea but hate your CPAP machine, you’re not alone. Some studies estimate that as many as 50 percent of folks using CPAP therapy don’t like the treatment, while other studies show that up to half of the people using CPAP machines stop using them within just a few weeks. At Sleep Easy Dentistry, we are proud to provide a CPAP alternative to patients throughout San Antonio.