Sleep Week on 11Alive: Sleep apnea

Even the most famous suffer from sleep apnea ! Sleep apnea is scary; as the air flow completely stops and for so many times within a one-hour period. No one is spared- all age groups and both sexes are effected by it.

ATLANTA — Reggie White, John Candy, and Jerry Garcia all lost their lives in association with a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. It’s estimated that as many as 18 million Americans share the condition, which is far more common, than understood.

A simple overnight sleep test or study could confirm whether one suffers from sleep apnea. That test could save your life.

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