It’s great to get a good night’s sleep, but too many people get just the opposite without realizing how much they missed out on. A poor night’s sleep can make you feel awful the next day, making it harder to do planned tasks well, or meet obligations. If the poor sleep continues night after night, things can get much worse than that. Over 800,000 Canadians have been told at one time or another that they may have sleep apnea, a condition that interferes with sleep. Many people are aware they have sleep apnea, without realizing how serious it can be. How bad is sleep apnea for your health? Quite bad, actually, as sleep apnea and poor health usually have a cause and effect relationship, each problem making the other worse, and harder to overcome.