Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea

Cigarettes are the first risk factors of sleep apnea. Nicotine speeds up the body and people cannot fall asleep easily, says Dr. Rolando Molina, Otolaryngologist with Baptist Health South Florida. Also, sleep apnea is associated with: irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, daytime sleepiness and increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. When sleep apnea is treated, some medical conditions such as diabetes can improve, he affirms.

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