Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of serious life-threatening conditions including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke.
Consider these statistics:
More than 80% of people with high blood pressure also have sleep apnea1
Almost 70% of people who have had a stroke have sleep apnea2
People with sleep apnea are 15 times more likely to get into a motor vehicle accident3
Almost 50% of type 2 diabetes patients have sleep apnea4
OSA drivers are more dangerous than drunk drivers.5
Treating sleep apnea can improve these conditions and your overall quality of life.
1 Logan et al. J Hypertens 2001
2 Bassetti et al. Sleep 1999
3 Horstmann et al. Sleep 2008
4 Einhorn et al. Endocr Pract 2007
5 George et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996