‘Fat tongues’ may be behind sleep apnoea

GPs could ask all patients about snoring as fatty tongues can occur in even slim people, say study authors
Sleep apnoea

Doctors may have a new health message to deliver to patients who snore, in the wake of findings into obstructive sleep apnoea — your tongue is too fat.

Slimming down this body part emerged as a key factor in improvements in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to a study from researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, US.