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How does obstructive sleep apnea affect the body?

Sleep apnea affects the body by interfering with sleep. You might choke, snort, or snore while you sleep. During the day, you may have a headache or sore throat, you may not feel well-rested, and you may have trouble concentrating. In some cases, obstructive sleep apnea can lead to stroke, hypertension, heart problems, and premature death.

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