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What causes apnea?Can stress be a reason?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Usually not.
However, many people who are stressed drink alcohol which can exacerbate sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is usually caused by the obstruction of the airways when the soft tissue relaxes and collapses in on itself. Let your doctor know about your concerns - sleep apnea is associated with certain other medical problems and should be taken seriously. Good luck!

In brief: Usually not.
However, many people who are stressed drink alcohol which can exacerbate sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is usually caused by the obstruction of the airways when the soft tissue relaxes and collapses in on itself. Let your doctor know about your concerns - sleep apnea is associated with certain other medical problems and should be taken seriously. Good luck!
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