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Is sleep apnea dangerous?

Sleep apnea can cause serious problems if it isn't treated. Your risk of high blood pressure, heart failure and stroke is higher if you have serious sleep apnea that goes untreated. You are also more likely to have traffic accidents if you drive while you're sleepy. If you have sleep apnea, it is very important to get treatment.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 01/11
Created: 09/00

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