What are the risks of sleep apnea?

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Hi, I'm Stephen Schendel. I'm board certified in plastic and oral maxillofacial surgery and have been in practice for over 30 years. I'm a professor emeritus at Stanford University and directory of Face Center LA. What are the risks of sleep apnea? The major medical ones are hypertension, diabetes, stroke, severe enough to even lead to death. Other risks include daytime tiredness. This will not only affect your job performance, but it could be severe enough that it could cause you to have an accident while driving--falling asleep--or performing some other type of complicated task.