Sleep apnea can lead to a number of complications, ranging from daytime sleepiness to possible increased risk of death. Sleep apnea has a strong association with several diseases, particularly those related to the heart and circulation.
Obstructive Sleep apnea Syndrome?
Obstructive sleep apnea has many well-studied consequences. First, as you would expect, it disrupts sleep. Patients with disrupted sleep cannot concentrate, think, or remember as well during the day. This has been shown to cause more accidents in the work place and while driving. Thus, people with obstructive sleep apnea have a three-fold greater risk of a car accident than the general population.
Daytime sleepiness, fatigue, frequent naps, headaches, irritability, insomnia, and poor memory and attention are some of the other common symptoms associated with sleep apnea as a result of insufficient sleep.
It is important to note that the bed partner of individuals with sleep apnea may also suffer from poor night time sleep and can have some of the same symptoms.
• High Blood Pressure- Many people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) develop high blood pressure (hypertension). If you have high blood pressure, your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, such as a heart attack or stroke, is also increased.
• Heart attack – a serious condition that is caused by a blood clot blocking the supply of blood to the heart
• Stroke – a serious medical condition that is caused by a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain
• Obesity – a condition in which a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex
• Type 2 diabetes – a long-term condition that is caused by too much sugar (glucose) in the blood.
• Stroke -due to hypoxia to the brain
• Silent death in sleep
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