Our expert says:
Sleep apnoea carries a 23 times higher risk of heart attack, and double the overall mortality rate, so there are indeed very serious consequences to not treating the condition.
Your best bet by far is to beg, borrow or steal the money for the machine. Ultimately it is well worth it. There are some other options, but those will depend on how bad your condition is. You should discuss those with the doctor who is treating you.
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