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How common is it for somebody to get obstructive sleep apnea?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very

There is a near epidemic of sleep apnea.
Largely because it is strongly, associated with obesity, and there is an obesity epidemic in the United States.

In brief: Very

There is a near epidemic of sleep apnea.
Largely because it is strongly, associated with obesity, and there is an obesity epidemic in the United States.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Epidemic

It has become extremely common.
Partly because of increased awareness. Environment, weight gain and many other factors play a role.

In brief: Epidemic

It has become extremely common.
Partly because of increased awareness. Environment, weight gain and many other factors play a role.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very Common

There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms of sleep apnea and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help.
There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open.

In brief: Very Common

There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms of sleep apnea and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help.
There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Much more common

Sleep apnea seems to be a lot more prevalent now due to environmental polliutants, poor nutrition, and other variables.

In brief: Much more common

Sleep apnea seems to be a lot more prevalent now due to environmental polliutants, poor nutrition, and other variables.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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