Doctor James Ross on the risks of Sleep Apnea
I’ve had a personal situation where my sister passed away recently, and it was from obstructive sleep apnea. You can’t make a person take a home sleep test. I had tried for over a year with my sister. She’d actually taken it home a couple of times, came back, and said, ‘I don’t think I really need that.’ I tried to explain to her that you really don’t know until you do test. There are a lot of risks, risk of cardiovascular disease, a risk of stroke. Diabetes is another big one, asthma, allergies, some fatal cancers, and stuff with sleep apnea. There are a lot of them. It’s basically oxygen not getting to organs of your body. It is very serious, and it is something that anyone interested in their overall help, it’s important to get tested.