What causes sleep apnoea?

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Obesity, the natural shape and size of the pharynx, nasal obstruction, alcohol and hypnotic drugs may all contribute to OSAS.

Genetics
Genetic factors influencing the shape of the facial bones may also be linked to OSAS.

Preventing sleep apnoea
As OSAS is related to obesity, measures aimed at reducing excess weight may help to prevent it.

 

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