Good morning and thanks for responding.
I was going to add to the original OP that wisdom teeth removal could be a contributing factor to a later onset of apnea episodes. For example, similar to what you've indicated, maybe 5 yrs after my wisdom teeth were removed, the tissues in my throat were no longer taut, and started to sag (amongst other things
) Then an additional 5 yrs passed before I was diagnosed.
Not similar to what I indicated at all. I got ONE wisdom tooth out about 3 years ago at the age of 37. I've had sleep apnea for at least 10 years, probably 15 or more. I did have other teeth out when I was 16, but they weren't my wisdom teeth, and clearly my mouth was already quite small, hence the reason for removing the teeth. I was diagnosed with allergies at the age of 4, and my problems with taking pills started early, I know I was caught hiding pills when I was 6 or 7 years old. My dad had to crush them and put them in ice cream. I am 40 now, and I still choke on pills and even something fairly small can come back up.
My physiology was designed for sleep apnea before I got braces and long before my wisdom teeth came out.
Who would have thought it would be this challenging to sleep and breathe at the same time?