Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be a severe sleep disorder if your breathing stops and restarts more than 30 times an hour while you sleep. Untreated sleep apnea can have serious long-term effects on your health, such as:
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
There are secondary effects as well, such as automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel.
Courtesy of our friends at the American Sleep Apnea Association.