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how does sleep apnea affect people's lives? patient and spouse

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Dr. Thomas Stern
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sleep apnea: Patients with sleep apnea will have daytime sleepiness, moodiness, difficulty concentrating and unrefreshing sleep. They are at increased risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes and heart attacks. The spouses of sleep apnea patients can have disturbed sleep from the loud snoring and movements of their partner.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
35 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep apnea: It interrupts the spouse's sleep. It can cause or worsen heart attack, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, among others. The patient is tired usually and can fall asleep inappropriately.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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