What are the effects of sleep apnea?

What are the effects of sleep apnea?

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

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