Sleep apnea has been linked to many conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and strokes. As more awareness of this life-threatening disorder comes to the foreground, health providers and patients have become quite concerned about getting people diagnosed and finding them proper treatment. I have been treating sleep apnea patients for over 15 years and even diagnosed myself with moderate sleep apnea! Needless to say, I know how to treat myself and have been wearing a dental sleep appliance to treat my condition, but now I am really concerned about the latest information about sleep apnea. As newer research surfaces, findings show that many sleep apnea sufferers also have a higher risk than others of cancer. With all of this new information, people need to be aware of their risk factors and lifestyle habits that may be contributing to something that is directly affecting their health and life span.