Sleep Apnea Effects

What are the effects of sleep apnea?

Untreated sleep apnea, regardless of its severity, can have widespread effects on both your physical and mental well-being. It can influence your mood, contribute to weight gain, diminish energy levels, trigger headaches, and impair memory. Over time, if left unaddressed, sleep apnea can significantly diminish your overall health and daily functioning.

How does sleep apnea impact health?

Left untreated, sleep apnea can wreak havoc on both your mental and physical well-being. Beyond cognitive decline, it can lead to low mood and energy levels. Moreover, the prolonged strain on your body night after night poses significant health risks over time.

  • Increased Risk of Accidents

    Drivers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) face a significantly higher risk of motor vehicle accidents, nearly 2.5 times greater than those without OSA. However, utilizing CPAP therapy for as little as 5 hours per night can substantially decrease this risk.

  • Low Mood

    Persistent fatigue often leads to feelings of being overwhelmed. More than a fifth of individuals with sleep apnea report experiencing mood disturbances in their everyday activities.

  • Daytime sleepiness

    Experiencing fatigue at work, missing out on social events, or struggling to engage with loved ones? Treating sleep apnea can restore your ability to enjoy life's precious moments.