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What Effect Does Sleep Apnea Have on Life Span?
Both severe sleep apnea and heavy smoking leads to premature death. Patients who have severe sleep apnea and do not receive treatment have a greater rate of death, than heavy smokers over a 10-year period. For patients with severe sleep apnea, non-compliance to CPAP treatment may be even more dangerous than heavy smoking.18