Healthy Living

How Sleep Apnea Affects the Body

Digestive System

Living with sleep apnea can cause the body to also have worsening symptoms of heartburn or GERD.  These conditions can contribute to a person being unable to sleep during the night if their condition is not treated.

Sleep apnea can also affected the liver.  The body may have a higher count of liver enzymes, liver scarring can occur, and a person may develop fatty liver disease.