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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could sleep apnea cause you to suffocate to death in your sleep?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Not likely: Not likely. But it can lead to or compound other medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and high cholesterol. It is best to have it formally checked out by a sleep medicine specialist. Hope that helps!
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Fully agree, as important to get diagnosed and treated. Too many complications to ignore.
Apr 8, 2014

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