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How is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) risk evaluated?

You can first evaluate your risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by yourself. Signs of OSA include snoring and daytime sleepiness. If you sleep with a partner he or she can confirm if you're snoring. Obesity predisposes individuals to OSA, but it is not the only cause. Your doctor may need to perform further examination to determine the risk of OSA, including measuring neck circumference and performing a thorough exam of the nose and throat. Sometimes a sleep study may need to be ordered to further evaluate for OSA.

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