SLEEP APNEA BOOSTS DEATH RISK
But it's unclear whether treating the breathing disorder cuts the danger, one expert says
By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The interrupted nighttime breathing of sleep apnea appears to increase the risk of dying, Australian researchers report.
Earlier studies have linked sleep apnea to increased risk for death. However, these studies were done in sleep centers rather than in the general community. This new study suggests that the risk is present among all people with obstructive sleep apnea.
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