What Are the Dangers of Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. Some people choose to ignore sleep apnea, thinking it’s just a simple problem. Actually, sleep apnea is much more complex than people think. Untreated sleep apnea can be very dangerous, and people should pay more attention to it.

Sleep apnea has two main effects, which can result in many dangers:

Poor quality of sleep

People with sleep apnea tends to wake frequently ai night and can’t get good sleep. In the following morning, they many feel annoyed and tired, which may lead to many problems:
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Memory and learning difficulties
  • Psychological problems (such as anxiety, irritability, and depression)
  • Gain weight

Oxygen deprivation

As we know, oxygen is vital for our body to function well. Sleep apnea can result in oxygen deprivation, and cause many problems, especially in the cardiovascular system:
  • cardiovascular disease (such as stroke, and heart attack)
  • sudden death during sleeping hours due to irregular heart rhythm
Keywords: danger sleep apnea; dangers untreated sleep apnea