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A 24-year-old male asked:

how likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Babak Larian
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sleep apnea: It's not very likely but certainly possible. Sometimes it happens not because of being overweight but rather because of the anatomy of your jaw and throat.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Can occur: Two varieties, obstructive and central, and former may be seen in younger age group. Best way to confirm is by overnight monitored sleep study, and this can be well controlled and even reversed depending on cause. Your conditioning has little to do with whether or not you possess sleep apnea.
Dr. Mike Deldar
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Most likely: Sleep apnea can happen in any body specially with central apnea and obstructive apnea, have a sleep study.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2020

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