Healthy Living

How Deadly Is Sleep Apnea?

Coronary artery disease and heart attack

As it was mentioned before, the risk for cardiovascular disease increases when people suffer from sleep apnea since it is a condition that affects many other systems as well. A phenomenon called the “fight-or-flight” response can be activated by sleep apnea, making people feel more stressed than they actually are.

The affection caused by sleep apnea can also lead to other problems related to hormones, making problems such as irregular metabolism and diabetes part of the problem as well.