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Can obstructive sleep apnea be prevented?

There is no sure way to prevent obstructive sleep apnea. However, you may be able to lower your risk by maintaining a healthy weight and not drinking too much alcohol or smoking. You should also treat any medical conditions with which sleep apnea is associated, such as allergies.

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