Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Death?

Q:
Can sleep apnea lead to death?

A:
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. Many people don’t pay much attention to sleep apnea, thinking it is just about snoring and not a serious problem. But sleep apnea can be very dangerous, especially severe one. It can result in lots of problems, even cause sudden death.

Please consult your doctor if you experience or your partner notices the following symptoms:

  • Excessive daytime drowsiness.
  • Snoring loud enough to disturb the sleep of others or yourself.
  • Intermittent pauses in your breathing during sleep.
  • Shortness of breath, gasping for air or choking that awakens you from sleep.

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