Can obstructive sleep apnea run in the family?
If any of your family members have obstructive sleep apnea or you are born with a narrow throat or large tonsils, you have an increased risk of apnea. Other risk factors include the shape of your facial bone (having a small chin), large throat muscles and having a thicker neck.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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