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Are older people more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea affects many people. Older people are especially likely to have obstructive sleep disorder. It is estimated that between 4% and 9% of American middle-aged people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In women, the incidence of sleep apnea is significantly higher after menopause than before.

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