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What increases my risk for mixed sleep apnea?

Mixed sleep apnea generally begins as obstructive sleep apnea. Obesity, middle-age, chronic nasal congestion, excessive alcohol use, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and acromegaly (a growth hormone disorder) are risk factors for developing obstructive sleep apnea. For children, some birth defects are risk factors. Having a thick neck, round head, enlarged tonsils or an overbite can also increase risk. Males have sleep apnea more often than females do. If you have a family history of sleep apnea, you are more likely to experience it.

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