Sleep Apnea Complications
- Q What are the effects of sleep apnea?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineHaving sleep apnea puts your health in jeopardy in several ways. When you stop breathing, your body actually wakes itself up-without you consciously knowing it. One huge detrimental effect of this is that you can never get into a deep sleep, so your body... Full Answer
- Q What is Cheyne-Stokes respiration?
Cheyne-Stokes respiration, also called periodic breathing, is one type of central sleep apnea. Patients with Cheyne-Stokes respiration have an irregular breathing pattern when they sleep. Breathing gradually becomes rapid, then it gradually slows... Full Answer
- Q Why is sleep apnea harmful to my health?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIf left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack, and even stroke. It's very hard on your body, especially your blood vessels. What's more, you're more prone to memory loss, emotional outbursts,... Full Answer