Why is treating sleep apnea important?

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Why is treating sleep apnea important? Sleep apnea can affect you in multiple different ways. In the short-term it can lead to a poor quality of life on a daily basis due to a lack of restful sleep. It can even lead to a dangerous situation when the patient falls asleep driving. If left untreated, it can cause problems with your cardiovascular system and newer evidence suggests that it can even lead to an increased risk of dementia.