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Sleep apnea effects
Does sleep apnea affect the health? What are the sleep apnea effects?
Sleep apnea disorder has serious consequences to health.
It can even be life threatening if it goes untreated! The main effects
of sleep apnea are sleep and oxygen deprivation.
A sleep apnea sufferer is deprived of sleep. It not only affects the
patient himself, but their spouses too by the frequent wakings which
Sleep apnea sufferers may experience excessive sweating and frequent
urination which disrupts sleep. They often feel that they have not slept
the night before, and therefore have difficulty staying awake in the
Sleep deprivation affects the immune system, emotional and mental
health, and causes irritability.
The brain does not get enough oxygen when one stops breathing. Severe sleep apnea effects that are caused by oxygen deprivation include high blood pressure, heart disease, learning problems, depression, and sexual dysfunction.
Depression and sleep apnea
Is there and relation between depression and sleep apnea? Out of every
5 people, 1 person who has depression suffers from sleep apnea. Sleep
apnea sufferers are 5 times more likely to suffer from depression than
normal people. Sleep apnea can worsen one's existing depression.
Most common sleep apnea effects are:
· Feeling of being very sleepy during the day
apnea studies show that up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients
have high blood pressure. Although it is not known with certainty if
there is a cause and effect relationship, it appears that sleep apnea
contributes to high blood pressure.