10 doctors weighed in:
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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