Who has Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is very common. One out of four adults has sleep apnea and the odds get higher as you get older. Forty percent of snorers have sleep apnea. There are several causes, however tongue or palate blockage is the main culprit. Basically, anything that prevents the lungs from getting enough air to the brain is at fault, thus almost all breathing problems have been blamed. From smoking and asthma, to being overweight to snoring, sleep apnea is now thought to play a role in developing diabetes, heart attacks, and even death.