CONSEQUENCES OF OBSTRUCTIVE
SLEEP APNEA & INSOMNIA
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- Loss of motivation.
- Shortened attention.
- Moodiness & bad temper.
- Poorer judgment.
- 6-fold increased risk of car accidents.
- Impaired concentration and memory loss.
- Reduced work efficiency.
- Reduced alertness.
- Slower reaction time.
- Men with moderate to severe OSA were nearly 3x more likely to have a stroke.
- OSA is often found in patients following a stroke.
- Risk of stroke rises with severity of the disease.
- Sleep apnea is an identifiable cause of high blood pressure.
- OSA is the leading cause of secondary hypertension.
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
- Moderate OSA have increased mortality rates.
- New patients are screened for OSA.
DIABETES TYPE II
- Lack of insulin control and poorly controlled blood sugars.
- 58% have OSA.
- As sleep shortens or diminishes in quality, appetite for high- calorie food increases.
- Obesity is the best documented risk factor for OSA. It is estimated that 90% of obese males and 50% of obese females have OSA.
- The prevalence of OSA increases with body mass index (BMI).
- Approximately 80% of OSA
patients weigh 130% or more of their ideal body weight.
- Loss of libido.