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Can a deviated septum cause sleep apnea?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

In sleep apnea, the obstruction blocking airflow is further down the throat.

In brief: No

In sleep apnea, the obstruction blocking airflow is further down the throat.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Deviation of the septum can cause your nasal airways to be blocked, but isn't itself a cause of sleep apnea.
It can, however, cause snoring and contribute to a restless night's sleep for you and your spouse/partner.

In brief: Not likely

Deviation of the septum can cause your nasal airways to be blocked, but isn't itself a cause of sleep apnea.
It can, however, cause snoring and contribute to a restless night's sleep for you and your spouse/partner.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum can contribute to sleep apnea.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

In brief: Deviated septum

A deviated septum can contribute to sleep apnea.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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