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Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?
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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually not
Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause.
Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea.

In brief: Usually not
Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause.
Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea.
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
If the nose is the only problem, you will simply breathe thru the mouth.
The critical blockages occur in the back of the mouth and down the throat.

In brief: No
If the nose is the only problem, you will simply breathe thru the mouth.
The critical blockages occur in the back of the mouth and down the throat.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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