Healthy Living

Signs of Sleep Apnea and the Need to Address It

Diabetes

This by far is the most dangerous complication of sleep apnea. The body is a sophisticated system of chemicals and organs that work in synergy to keep the body in peak performance, any imbalance in this chemical makeup with first affect the organs individually, then systematically causing a breakdown along the chain of operations. A lack of sleep can raise the blood glucose levels, it can also strengthen insulin resistance and glucose intolerance which leads to diabetes. Pre-diabetics that have apnea will usually develop Type II diabetes and a study in two thousand fourteen showed that of patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea one in three will develop diabetes and over half of all diabetics suffer from sleep apnea.