Sleep Apnoea Risks

Sleep Apnoea Risks

Find out if you are at risk of sleep apnoea by taking our quiz


Select your area of interest
Contact details

We are always interested in engaging with you.

Let us know how we can help.

Contact details

What are the risks of untreated sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea can have serious short and long term health risks if left untreated, including:


  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart disease/heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Driving and work-related accidents

800k U.S. drivers


800,000 U.S. drivers were involved in sleep apnoea related traffic accidents in the year 2000.

Sassani et al, Reducing motor-vehicle collisions, costs, and fatalities by treating obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, Sleep; 2004 May 1;27(3):453-8

three stokes sleep diagnosis


3 times greater risk of stroke among patients with moderate sleep apnoea when left untreated.

Goldstein et al, Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke. A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke, Stroke, Dec 5, 2010.

Our site can best be viewed with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.