Why is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Besides depriving the body of deep (restorative) sleep and REM (dream) sleep,¬†chronic sleep apnea¬†is a potentially fatal condition. But you may be wondering how exactly sleep apnea is dangerous, even fatal. During the night as the body is deprived of oxygen our heart rate slows down. During an apneic episode precisely when the body has run dangerously low on oxygen … Read More

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