Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

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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By MyApnea on September 11, 2015 Sep 11, 2015 in Education
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