Causes of Sleep Apnoea
The most common cause of sleep apnoea is an obstruction in the throat. When we sleep, our muscles naturally relax; but in case of sleep apnoea, the muscles relax too much or in the wrong way, causing the soft tissue around the neck to collapse and block the airway. This is particularly worse when your lower jaw is small and held back.
Poor posture, such as a forward head position, can affect the throat muscles, as well as force your jaw back, placing further pressure on your airways.
Sometimes sleep apnoea and snoring can also come from obstruction at the nose and the base of the tongue and these must be properly diagnosed for successful treatment.
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