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Can we die during sleep from sleep apnea?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Nocturnal sudden death can occur as a result of sleep apnea.
Fortunately it is not common, but this is a serious condition, so don't take it lightly. See your md for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Yes

Nocturnal sudden death can occur as a result of sleep apnea.
Fortunately it is not common, but this is a serious condition, so don't take it lightly. See your md for evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes. During sleep apnea we stop breathing and our blood oxygen level goes down.
This can cause the heart rate to greatly increase to supply the heart and body with enough oxygen. The low oxygen level can lead to a heart attack.

In brief: Yes

Yes. During sleep apnea we stop breathing and our blood oxygen level goes down.
This can cause the heart rate to greatly increase to supply the heart and body with enough oxygen. The low oxygen level can lead to a heart attack.
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