The link between sleep apnea and obesity

Obesity affects millions of americans but is there a link between obesity and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea causes airways to collapse and breathing pauses for a few seconds and can even stop up to 30 times a night.

Children with oversized tonsils can get sleep apnea that causes them to not be able to breath at night.

Sleep apnea can cause drowsiness and drowsiness can even lead up to car crashes and also could lead to being angry because you don't get the sleep your body needs to be healthy and active.

10,701 patients who were followed for 5.3 years (average) for incidents of sudden cardiac death           

Author of ats journals Alan R. Schwartz, Susheel P. Patil, Alison M. Laffan, Vsevolod Polotsky, Hartmut Schneider, and Philip L. Smith

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Published:January 2008

Today's date: November 19th

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