Clearly – mild, moderate, or severe – sleep apnea is nothing to ignore.

But even if your apnea has been classified as mild, stopping breathing more than five times an hour can lead to seriously dangerous and unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Mental decline, trouble concentrating, memory problems, or dementia
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Increased cancer risk
  • High blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke
  • Obesity
  • Night time chest pain
  • A feeling of severe or excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Depression or lack of interest in life
  • Morning headaches
  • Dry mouth and/or a sore throat in the morning
  • Irregular heartbeat