Risk Factors of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Middle-aged and older, obese men seem to be at higher risk, though as many as 40% of people with obstructive sleep apnoea are not obese. Anatomical factors such as nasal obstruction, a large tongue, a narrow airway and certain shapes of the palate and jaw also increases the likelihood of sleep apnoea. A large neck or collar size is strongly associated with obstructive sleep apnoea. Ingestion of alcohol before sleep or sleeping pills may also predispose to episodes of apnoea.
Adelaide Sleep Clinic
Helping people with snoring and sleep apnoea
Suite 3a Wellington Centre
2 Portrush Road PAYNEHAM 5070
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Phone 13-000-SLEEP (13-000-75337) for an appointment