Q&A: What Happens If Sleep Apnea Is Left Untreated?

man sleeping in bed morningQ: What happens if sleep apnea is left undiagnosed or untreated? – Myles E. 

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A: Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep.

If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems, including: