Health Risks Associated with Sleep Apnea
According to several studies, millions of people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that means you stop breathing for short periods during sleep. Snoring is the hallmark of this condition, but this symptom sometimes goes unnoticed. We don’t hear ourselves snore, after all.
Early symptoms of sleep apnea you might notice include:
- Jaw pain, due to teeth grinding
- Sleep disturbances
- Feeling tired during the day
Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to potentially serious health complications, which include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Dental issues, due to teeth grinding
- Poor concentration
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