Why Do People Get Sleep Apnea?
There can be many reasons that people of all ages, but especially adult males, have sleep apnea:
Their throats are larger-than-average, and have a lot of soft tissue that falls into the air passages when they are lying down.
They are overweight, which puts greater strain on their airways.
They have overly-large tonsils.
Their neck muscles relax too much during sleep, closing the air passages.
In some cases, it may be possible to completely cure sleep apnea, such as with the removal of tonsils or weight loss and lifestyle changes. However, only a sleep specialist like Dr. Leonard Kaplan at Kaplan Sleep Solutions can offer you a conclusive treatment plan.