Risk factors for Sleep Apnea

  • Studies have shown that  family history of sleep apnea increases the risk of Sleep Apnea two to four times.
  • Being overweight is a risk factor of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), as is having a large neck.  However, not all with sleep apnea are obese.  At least 20% of patients with sleep disorder breathing are not overweight.
  • Sleep apnea is more likely to occur in men than women.
  • Abnormalities of the structure of the upper airway contribute to sleep apnea.
  • Smoking, sleep aids, sedatives and alcohol use increase the risk of sleep apnea.

If you suspect that you or your partner have sleep apnea call or contact us today (603) 347-8810