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A 40-year-old member asked:

can a deviated septum cause sleep apnea?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
No: In sleep apnea, the obstruction blocking airflow is further down the throat.
Dr. Jason Hall
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not likely: Deviation of the septum can cause your nasal airways to be blocked, but isn't itself a cause of sleep apnea. It can, however, cause snoring and contribute to a restless night's sleep for you and your spouse/partner.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Deviated septum: A deviated septum can contribute to sleep apnea. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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Last updated Jan 3, 2020

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