INFORMATION FOR DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
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Winnipeg & South Eastern Manitoba: 204-736-8200
Portage La Prairie & Western Manitoba: 204-814-0111

SLEEP APNEA – What Happens if I do nothing?

Do you snore? Is your snoring affecting your relationship? Do you avoid golf trips or shopping trips with your buddies because your snoring is embarrassing?

Snoring is often associated with obstructive sleep apnea, and did you know that untreated sleep apnea can take 5 to 7 years off your life? The effects of sleep apnea can be severe and include high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and pregnancy complications.

Snoring and sleep apnea not only have social implications but left undiagnosed and untreated can have serious consequences.

Know the Risks!

Untreated OSA increases your risk for:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Driving and work related accidents
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritability
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Impaired concentration
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