You may wonder what some of the risk factors are for sleep apnea. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, around 70% of people diagnosed with sleep apnea are overweight or obese. Read more about how your weight and sleep apnea are related here
Some of the risk factors include gender, ethnicity, hereditary factors, age and alcohol use. Take a look at the diagram below. How many of these factors are relevant to you? If you have more than one of these risk factors, and you feel that your sleep quality isn’t what it should be, it could be time to visit your physician for an evaluation.