Obesity and Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder with symptoms of loud snoring and long pauses in breathing. Often the person with obstructive sleep apnea is unaware of their condition until they're told by a family member or friend. Obstructive sleep apnea is linked to several serious conditions and experiences. You may want to compare bariatric surgery's high-resolution rates for this condition to the long-term effects of obstructive sleep apnea.
People with obstructive sleep apnea are at risk for:
- Heart disease due to low oxygen levels in blood
- High blood pressure due to low oxygen levels in blood
- Heart attack which occurs because of low oxygen levels in blood
- Daytime drowsiness which can lower job performance or lead to accidents such as serious car crashes