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Sleep Apnea – Risk Factors

January 11, 2021
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Everybody is at risk for obstructive sleep apnea. Babies can get it small children and even adults, especially as we get older, we know that people with extra weight, two thirds of sleep apnea is associated with obesity. In one third of people are thin and some people have nasal anatomy or oral anatomy, which they've inherited from their parents that predispose them, certain medications like muscle relaxants and narcotics can make sleep apnea more likely.