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Do you think that sleep apnea ever a problem for people who don't sleep on their back?

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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep apnea

While sleeping on one's back often plays a role in sleep apnea, it is possible to have either obstructive or central sleep apnea in any sleep position.
Being over weight, drinking alcohol before bed time, medications are some factors besides sleep posture that may play a part.

In brief: Sleep apnea

While sleeping on one's back often plays a role in sleep apnea, it is possible to have either obstructive or central sleep apnea in any sleep position.
Being over weight, drinking alcohol before bed time, medications are some factors besides sleep posture that may play a part.
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Dr. Navdeep Virk
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea doesn't just happen due to the position you sleep in there are lot of other factors involved a simple sleep study can help in the diagnosis of this.

In brief: Yes

Sleep apnea doesn't just happen due to the position you sleep in there are lot of other factors involved a simple sleep study can help in the diagnosis of this.
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