Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “SLEEPY ZONES“ to remember about the Causes Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
S – Supine Position: Sleeping on your back can lead to airway obstruction.
L – Large Tonsils: Enlarged tonsils can block the airway during sleep.
E – Excess Weight: Obesity is a major risk factor for OSA.
E – Enlarged Uvula: A large uvula can contribute to airway obstruction.
P – Pharyngeal Constriction: Narrowing of the pharynx can cause OSA.
Y – Young Age: Even younger individuals can develop OSA due to various factors.
Z – Zzz… (Sleeping): The very act of sleeping can exacerbate OSA.
O – Obesity: Again, emphasizing the link to excess weight.
N – Nasal Congestion: Congested nasal passages can hinder airflow.
E – Excessive Alcohol: Alcohol can relax the airway muscles and worsen OSA.
S – Smoking: Smoking irritates and inflames the airway, contributing to OSA.
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