You may think that these symptoms don’t sound too bad since morning headaches or a dry throat seem pretty easy to manage. However, you should know that sleep apnea has lasting effects on multiple aspects of your life.
First, apnea causes daytime fatigue. Though mild sleepiness is manageable, constant fatigue could lead to drowsiness both at home and at work. Additionally, people with fatigue get into more workplace accidents and car accidents. Fatigue also leads to an ill-temper, which could present as irritability or anger instead of being your best self.
Also, sudden drops in blood oxygen put a strain on your cardiovascular system. In other words, you could develop high blood pressure (hypertension) or other heart problems. This increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Other conditions that could arise are Type 2 Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and liver disorders. Therefore, if you or a loved one shows signs of sleep apnea, you should seek treatment immediately.