To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of sleep apnea we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow sleep apnea to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind sleep apnea consists of three steps:
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Do you have Sleep Apnea (periods of at least 10 seconds where you stop breathing while asleep)? If you sleep with a partner, you may want to ask them.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No, definitely not
→ In the past only
→ Minor problem
→ Major problem
Hypothyroidism can present itself as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.