What are the health risks of Sleep Apnea?

When you have sleep apnea, extra strain is repeatedly placed on your brain, heart and other vital organs.

Every time an apnea occurs, your body increases its effort to breathe and your organs struggle for oxygen. Over long periods of time, the lack of oxygen and strain on the body can take its toll.

Some known risks linked to Sleep Apnea are:

  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Type II Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of motor vehicle and workplace accidents
  • The snoring and gasping noise can also keep the bed partner awake, causing lack of sleep for them as well