Sleep Apnea Treatment Lombard, IL Dentist Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep. In some cases, you may stop breathing hundreds of times in one sleep cycle. If you think you may have sleep apnea, contact our office for a consultation. Sleep apnea may be caused by genetics, poor posture, allergies, enlarged tonsils, and other issues. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. This is caused by airways in the throat and mouth collapsing during sleep. If you have obstructive sleep apnea you or your partner may notice: Extended pauses in breathing during sleep Loud snoring Restless sleep Serious daytime sleepiness Irritability or personality change Poor memory or concentration Headaches Weight gain Depression If left untreated, sleep apnea increases risks of: Cancer Cardiovascular disease Diabetes Hypertension Stroke Obesity Other serious health complications If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, contact Cater Dental for a consultation. Dr. Cater can provide you with effective treatment options to improve your sleep and your health.