Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “ZESTY NAPS to remember about the Risk Factors For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Z: Zzz (Sleepiness during the day) – Excessive daytime sleepiness is a common symptom.

E: Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids – These can obstruct the airway during sleep.

S: Smoking – Smoking can increase the risk of OSA.

T: Thyroid Disorders – Hypothyroidism can be a risk factor.

Y: Your Family History – A family history of OSA can increase your risk.

N: Neck Circumference – A thicker neck can contribute to OSA.

A: Alcohol – Consuming alcohol, especially before bedtime, can relax the airway muscles.

P: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (in women) – It’s a recognized risk factor.

S: Supine Sleep Position – Sleeping on your back can worsen OSA.

⚡Mnemonic⚡: Risk Factors For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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