Sleep Apnea Causing Daytime Dyspnea

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Risk Factors


Gender

Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in men than in women. Men tend to have larger necks and weigh more than women. However, women tend to gain weight and develop larger necks after menopause, which increases their risk of developing sleep apnea.

Age

Sleep apnea is most common in adults ages 40 - 60 years old. Middle age is also when symptoms are worse. Nevertheless, sleep apnea can affect people of all ages.

Race and Ethnicity

African-Americans face a higher risk for sleep...

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