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How does complex sleep apnea affect the body?

Complex sleep apnea affects the body by interfering with sleep. Less oxygen and more carbon dioxide get into your bloodstream than they would otherwise. As you sleep, your breath might be shallow, or it might stop entirely for ten seconds or more. You might choke, snort, gasp, or snore while you sleep. During the day, you may not feel well-rested, and you may have trouble concentrating. Your risk of stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure will increase if you have complex sleep apnea.

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