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Causes of Sleep Apnea

The reason for the sleep apnea is that the muscles in the throat are loosened to cover the area where the air will pass. Strictures in the upper respiratory tract can cause respiratory tract wear out from childhood, which can lead to sleep apnea syndrome. Being overweight, having large tonsils and nose can also be among the causes of sleep apnea. The sleep apnea can be seen not only in adults but also in children.

Snoring in a person with sleep apnea syndrome occurs 3-4 times more, very rough and noisy. In addition to snoring, breathlessness, frequent sighing, flapping with arm movements, frequent and prolonged respiratory durations, waking up in the morning are also seen in people with sleep apnea syndrome. Hypertension is seen in 30-50% of patients with sleep apnea syndrome, although it is not exactly the cause of sleep apnea.


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