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Sleep Apnoea Risks

Sleep Apnoea Risks

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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.

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