Sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing during sleep. When you stop breathing, the oxygen levels in your blood go down and carbon dioxide levels go up. This makes your heart and blood vessels work harder and can affect your heart rate and nervous system. This can lead to complications over time,
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People with sleep apnea also may be more likely to get in a car
accident due to sleepiness while driving.5
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June 25, 2013
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