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Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Death - A Doctor Discusses Symptoms and Treatments to Reduce Your Risk

05 January, 2012

Think the headline is a little overboard? Not if you believe studies, such as the one from 2008 in the journal Sleep that followed 1,522 people over 18 years and found those with sleep apnea were 3.8 times more likely to die than those without. Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing while asleep. Each episode may last a few seconds. You may have five to 30 or more episodes per minute. There are two types.   Central sleep apneaoccurs because your brain is actually not telling yo ...