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How Deadly Is Sleep Apnea?

Stroke

Many different studies have linked strokes with sleep apnea, however, it cannot be treated as the main cause since there could be other issues that contributed to a stroke in the first place. Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that while the body goes through an episode of sleep apnea there are blood vessels dilating in the brain each time the level of oxygen falls. This makes blood more susceptible to clotting and can even cause a stroke.