Patients with untreated moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea were at higher risk for incident type 2 diabetes that was nonlinear along the continuum of apnea-hypopnea index, according to study results published inChest.
1. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – the most common – is when your upper airway becomes blocked.
2. Central sleep apnea (CSA) is related to the central nervous system and occurs when the brain stops signaling the body to breathe until it detects a lack of oxygen. 3. Complex sleep apnea (CompSA) is a combination of OSA and CSA.
The OSA Cycle Untreated OSA causes sleep deprivation and may increase the risk of Heart attacks, Strokes, High blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes.
Severe sleep apnea might seem like a redundant phrase to many of us. After all, it’s hard to think of any condition that prevents you from sleeping — costing you energy and wakefulness during the day and connected to a host of other serious diseases like heart failure and stroke — as anything other than “severe.”