What other conditions is sleep apnea related to?

I have a mild case of sleep apnea mild enough that I haven't had to use any machine at night. However, I might consider using a machine if my sleep apnea is related to other problems that I have, if treating my sleep apnea would treat those issues. I'm wondering if my migraines and anxiety could be linked to my sleep apnea. What other, seemingly unrelated conditions could sleep apnea be related to? Why would sleep apnea cause these symptoms?

Doctors Answers (2)

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 3/17/2014

Sleep apnea can be related to high blood pressure, heart failure and cognitive issues. Sleep apnea is also related to morning and nocturnal headaches. The source of anxiety should be determined and addressed specifically.

Robert C. Jones, M.D.
Answered on: 2/27/2014

Untreated sleep apnea can cause headaches, daytime fatigue, as well as increased risk for heart disease, among others. It is very important to follow the treatment recommendations of the sleep disorder specialist.