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The effects of sleep apnea can leave sufferers tired even after a seemingly long night's sleep. Sleep apnea can also be deadly if undiagnosed or left untreated.
A sufferer of sleep apnea will experience episodes where they stop breathing when asleep. This cuts off the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, with life threatening consequences in the long term.
Types of Sleep Apnea
The two main types of sleep apnea are as below, with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) the most common one: