If you had to choose between dying in your sleep or dying after having breakfast in the morning, which would you choose? Most of you would probably choose to die in your sleep. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us are most likely to die anywhere between 7 AM and 12 PM, with a nadir between midnight and 6 PM. However, if you have untreated sleep apnea, you’re more likely to die in the middle of the night, from midnight to 6 AM. Since sleep apnea causes major breathing pauses and struggles to breathe, it’s not surprising to see this correlation. The overall risk of sleep apnea patients dying from cardiac sudden death was found to be over 2.5 times higher than those who don’t have sleep apnea.