Because OSA places stressors on the body, and prevents deep, restorative sleep, it can cause serious health problems. When left untreated, OSA can increase the risk of developing a number of medical conditions. Among those most often linked to OSA are:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack
  • Increased risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Seizures, epilepsy and other nerve disorders.
  • Headaches and migraines
  • GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease)
  • Kidney failure
  • Stroke