Effects of Untreated Sleep Apnea, Featuring Dr. David Rawson of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario, Canada
A lot of science proves how sleep apnea affects the lining of the blood vessels, leading to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to Dr. David Rawson of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.
Generally speaking, so many conditions are treated on a specific problem which has been another medication, says Dr. Rawson. He says that patients become so lethargic and have such little energy that even if they wanted to lose the weight causing the sleep apnea, for example, they have no energy to do so. "It becomes a vicious cycle," he says and "there's not yet an understanding in society that this is a big health problem."