Sleep apnea occurs in 4 – 26% of the population at large. It affects 4% of men and 2% of women between the ages of 30 and 60. It is also more common in obese patients: 40% of obese females and 50% of obese males have OSA.




How Common is Sleep Apnea?

Middle age – Sleep apnea can occur at any age. However, it is more common between young adulthood and middle age. Male gender – Sleep apnea is more common in men than in women.