Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Social Security Disability Claim | SSD Attorney in Tampa
What: Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Who: Social Security Disability Claim Applicants
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder, but in severe cases is one that causes significant fatigue and impacts your ability to work.
According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Sleep Apnea can have the following effects if left untreated:
- Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
- Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
- Make irregular heartbeats more likely
- Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents
You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits because of severe sleep apnea. For more information regarding your rights to Social Security Disability benefits and sleep apnea, contact attorney Sharon Barrett at 727-894-3188.