WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF SLEEP APNEA?
Patients that have untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) face dire health consequences!
Stress on Heart
- People with OSA have a 30% higher risk of heart attack and premature death
- OSA is the leading cause of secondary hypertension (high blood pressure)
- More than 50% of people with congestive heart failure have Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- 58% of people with cardiac arrhythmias have OSA
- People with OSA are 3-4 times more likely to have a stroke
- The risk of stroke is proportionate to the severity of OSA
- 48% of patients with Type 2 Diabetes have OSA
- 58% of of people age 59-99 with Type 2 Diabetes have OSA
- Up to 86% of obese patients with Type 2 Diabetes have OSA
Mood Disorders & Sexual Dysfunction
- Up to 36% of patients with clinical depression have OSA.
- Rates of PTSD and anxiety are also elevated in OSA patients
- 80% of middle aged men experience sexual dysfunction; OSA can impact testosterone production
- 46.5% of patients with mild OSA experience excessive sleepiness
- 58% of patients with severe OSA experience excessive sleepiness
Motor Vehicle Accidents
- People with OSA are 7x more likely to have a motor vehicle accident