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Sleep Apnea Can Affect the Autonomic Nervous System

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A review of data from 71 studies suggests that obstructive sleep apnea can affect autonomic nervous system functions related to relaxation, digestion, stress response, and heart rate. The authors of the review speculate this may be the mechanism by which sleep apnea increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Sleep Medicine Reviews, March 2021

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