The repeated asphyxia – several dozen or hundreds of times a night – triggered by apnea have an effect on the noble organs such as the heart or the brain. The cardiovascular risk is particularly severe in people suffering from apnea, yet we increasingly become aware of the impact this type of apnea has on other diseases such as diabetes. Two people suffering from diabetes our of three also suffer from apnea that should be treated.
When the apnea occurs, the person sleeping is subjected to micro-awakenings that disrupt the sleep quality. And when we do not sleep properly, we increase the risk to put on weight as well as the risk of social and intellectual dysfunction, errors at work, accidents (drivers must be particularly careful) and others. The problem with apnea is thus extremely important and must be reckoned with.