How does Sleep Apnea affect my Health?

Sleep Apnea can cause serious health problems

Sleep Deprivation

This chronic sleep deprivation results in excessive daytime sleepiness, slow reflexes and poor concentration which can put you at an increased risk of automobile and workplace accidents. One study¹ shows a six-fold increase in automobile accidents in people with untreated Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Other Serious Health Problems

Untreated sleep apnea can potentially lead to a cycle of serious health problems over time and is associated with Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, stroke, and obesity.
The good news is there is treatment that is highly effective when used as directed. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy will allow you to get your sleep back on track, improve your symptoms and allow you to start enjoying a higher quality of life, refreshed and alert every day.
There are many studies showing improvements in the above medical problems after successful CPAP treatment.
Learn more about living with Sleep Apnea at the Canadian Lung Association


 1 Terán-Santos J., Jiménez-Gómez A., & Cordero-Guevara, J. (1999). The association between sleep apnea and the risk of traffic accidents. N Engl J Med., 340(11), 881-3.

If you suspect you have sleep apnea