Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea
- African Americans
- People of Mexican origin
- Pacific Islanders
- Thick neck
- Obstructed nasal passages
- Large tongue
- Narrow airway
- Receding chin
- Certain shapes and increased rigidity of the palate and jaw
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NINDS sleep apnea information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sleep%5Fapnea/sleep%5Fapnea.htm . Updated June 2008. Accessed September 17, 2008.
What are the risk factors for sleep apnea? Health Cares website. Available at: http://neurology.health-cares.net/sleep-apnea-risk-factors.php . Updated July 2005. Accessed September 17, 2008.
What is sleep apnea? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/SleepApnea/SleepApnea%5FWhatIs.html . Updated February 2008. Accessed September 17, 2008.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/91/2012 -