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Lawrenceville, NJ (Dr Simone) – Dr Simone reviews all the risk factors of Sleep Apnea. The percentage of increased risk is shown in parenthesis.

  • Excess weight (400%).  Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing.

  • Smoking (300%).  Inflammation and fluid retention in the upper airway

  • Being male (200%).  Women risk rises after menopause.

  • Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers. These relax the muscles in your throat.

  • Nasal congestion.

  • Neck circumference. People with thicker necks may have narrower airways. For men 17 inches — women  15 inches

  • A narrowed airway.You may have inherited a naturally narrow throat. Or, tonsils or adenoids may become enlarged and block the airway, particularly in children with sleep apnea.

  • Being older.

  • Family history.


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