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How does sleep apnea affect your body?

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If you don't treat it, sleep apnea can raise the risk of health problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Worsening of ADHD
  • Headaches

From: Sleep Apnea WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The National Sleep Foundation. National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

SOURCES: The National Sleep Foundation. National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

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