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Old 01-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
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Tibiki, that's sad about your mother.

But to everyone else, please do some research and talk to your doctor, if you suspect sleep apnea. A good place to start: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/heal...cs/sleepapnea/ or http://sleepapnealife.com/

Sleep apnea IS more common in those overweight, and it does aggravate existing conditions like heart disease, diabetes and causes sleep deprivation.

While you're not likely to die from the sleep apnea itself, there are cases where having a lower blood oxygen level during a sleep apnea episode causes a fatal heart attack in people with existing cardio vascular disease.

I've found the best treatment is having a sleeping partner poke you in the side everytime you quit breathing.
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