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Neck Size Is Key Indicator For Sleep Apnoea

Posted on Sat, Dec 04, 2010

A study of the ‘Predictors and Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Snoring in 1001 Middle Aged Men’ has found that neck circumference and alcohol consumption were most closely correlated with the existence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).   There was a clear correlation with age and obesity, but this was not as well defined. 

An abstract of the full article can be found at:

http://thorax.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/46/2/85

Tags: apnoea, OSA, apnea, neck circumference, neck size