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CONSEQUENCES OF OBSTRUCTIVE

SLEEP APNEA & INSOMNIA

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MOOD DISTURBANCE

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Loss of motivation.
  • Shortened attention.
  • Moodiness & bad temper.
  • Poorer judgment.
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DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • 6-fold increased risk of car accidents.
  • Impaired concentration and memory loss.
  • Reduced work efficiency.
  • Reduced alertness.
  • Slower reaction time.
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STROKE

  • 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.
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HYPERTENSION

  • Sleep apnea is an identifiable cause of high blood pressure.
  • OSA is the leading cause of secondary hypertension.
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CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

  • Moderate OSA have increased mortality rates.
  • New patients are screened for OSA.
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DIABETES TYPE II

  • Lack of insulin control and poorly controlled blood sugars.
  • 58% have OSA.
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OBESITY

  • 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.
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SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

  • Loss of libido.
  • Impotence.
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