SELF discusses the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, and whether either of these conditions has genetic ties.

“Because family members [can be] shaped similarly to each other, facial features such as a larger tongue, set-back jaw position (overbite), large neck size, or other body shapes that crowd the space at the back of your throat can be seen from generation to generation,” Steven Holfinger6, M.D., a sleep medicine physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells SELF.