Sleep apnea can be caused by a number of issues, from anatomical blockages to genetics, disease, trauma, even ethnicity.
This article discusses some of the most common culprits behind obstructed sleeping, and includes this valuable point about the role of a deviated septum:
A condition characterized by repeated stoppages of breathing during sleep because the throat muscles block the airway, obstructive sleep apnea was believed to be a health concern among overweight individuals.
In fact, skinny people can have it, too, says Picar, as well as those with a large tongue or tonsils, fat and short neck, or deviated septum.
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