Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

Posted by MyApnea on September 11, 2015 in Education

There are many other health conditions that can increase the risk of sleep apnea or exaggerate the effects of sleep apnea. These include:

Risk Factors

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart disease (coronary heart disease, heart failure, heart arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation)
  • Stroke
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Large neck size (>17 inches for men, >16 inches for women)
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of sleep apnea
  • Low physical activity
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