• Sleep Apnea Risk Factors

Risk Factors
  • Alcohol- It affects the resistance of the nose and throat and increases the Apnea episodes during sleep.
  • Smoking- It increases instability during sleep and inflammation of air passages.
  • Patients who already are suffering with heart diseases.
  • Recurrent nasal congestion due to any cause like allergy-related condition
  • Menopause- It induces hormonal imbalances that can contribute to apnea.
  • Obesity and excessive weight affects the breathing patterns in many ways.
    • It alters the respiratory passage structure
    • Respiratory drive is reduced
    • The demand of oxygen is increased in the body