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It Happened to Carrie Fisher. How Possible Is It to Die from Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder in America

Sleep apnea touches more than 22 million American lives claims the National Sleep Foundation. Males who are overweight and over the age of 40 are most at risk, but sleep apnea can occur in anyone, including children. Untreated sleep apnea can cause cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, memory problems,headaches, impotence and weight gain. This sleep disorder may also cause you to be careless on the job, or dangerous when you are driving or operating other types of equipment. If you or your spouse notice any symptoms, be proactive and treat your sleep apnea as soon as possible by a sleep specialist.