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Altitude (8, 000 ft). What effect will this have on my sleep apnea?

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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry

In brief: Worse

Altitude can temporarily worsen sleep apnea.

In brief: Worse

Altitude can temporarily worsen sleep apnea.
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Altitude sickness

The higher you go the rarer the oxygen concentration.
Since your brainstem is already compromised you will have difficulty in adapting to the altitude.Altitude or mountain sickness is well known by mountaineers and they know how to adapt. It is, of course dependent on overall physical fitness and sleep apnea indicates that this is poor in you.

In brief: Altitude sickness

The higher you go the rarer the oxygen concentration.
Since your brainstem is already compromised you will have difficulty in adapting to the altitude.Altitude or mountain sickness is well known by mountaineers and they know how to adapt. It is, of course dependent on overall physical fitness and sleep apnea indicates that this is poor in you.
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