Blocked or narrowed airways in your nose, mouth, or throat can cause
sleep apnea. Your airway can become blocked when your throat muscles and tongue
relax during sleep.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD Hasmeena Kathuria, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD & Hasmeena Kathuria, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine