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Sleep Apnea Untreated

Learn What Can Happen When Sleep Apnea Goes Untreated

At the Michigan Head & Neck Institute, we believe many people who are suffering from sleep apnea in Warren MI, may not realize the serious and even life-threatening nature of their condition. Sleep apnea reveals itself during sleep in multiple episodes of paused breathing. Clearly, this condition can have dangerous outcomes if left unchecked.  The following risk-factors increase when ignoring this common sleep disorder.

sleep apnea untreated


Heart Attack, Stroke and Hypertension

People diagnosed with a sleeping disorder are often given treatment options to reduce the potential dangers and side-effects of their condition. When ignored, sleep apnea can be the cause of other serious health conditions or even death. Those with uncontrolled obstructive sleep apnea or other sleeping conditions may be at higher risk for experiencing

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure


Type 2 Diabetes

For individuals diagnosed with any of the three types of sleep apnea, the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes may be imminent.  Type 2 diabetes is a condition that can present itself over time and leads to the body’s resistance of insulin. Type 2 diabetes is often cause for serious lifestyle changes or even daily medication. Without proper attention, sleep disorders like obstructive, central or mixed sleep apnea increase the likelihood of developing or amplifying late-onset diseases like type 2 diabetes.


Daytime Drowsiness

It is common for individuals with sleep apnea to have others relay to them that they snore loudly during sleep, sound like they are gasping for breath or make snort-like sounds in sleep. With time, an interrupted sleep cycle can lead to daytime fatigue. Between 200,000 and 400,000 car accidents are accredited to drowsy drivers each year.

To prevent these and other common detriments of untreated sleep apnea, we urge you to contact us if you have experienced some of these symptoms. Schedule a consultation with our specialists who provide treatment for sleep apnea Warren MI.

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