Sleep Apnea – Health Risks

What are the health risks associated with sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is considered serious health risk that can lead to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm which increases the risk of stroke and heart disease)
  • Early memory loss
  • Increased risk of complications during anesthesia and in post-operative recovery
  • Risk of workplace or traffic accident
  • Bruxism – excessive grinding of teeth leading to dental and TMJ complications
  • Headaches and Migraines