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5 Signs & Symptoms for "Sneaky" Sleep Apnea
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 20, 2013 @ 9:23PM
Created on April 20, 2013 @ 5:53PM
Most of us find snoring to be a major distraction, but have you ever considered that to be life threatening?
Sleep apnea affects more than 100 million people worldwide, and happens when a person literally stops breathing in the middle of the night for a few seconds, or sometimes, even minutes. Now, there could be some symptoms that you might have never thought would cause it.
While loud snoring is one of the main symptoms, scientists are now saying things like obesity, having a large neck, and even allergies are linked to the disease. One man says while it's a scary thought, there could be ways to fight back.
"If sleep apnea is going to kill me, I'm going to take better care of my health," says Dwayne Cayton, Clarksburg resident.
The American Sleep Association says people who are not diagnosed can have depression, and even diabetes. The best way to get tested for sleep apnea is to have an overnight sleep study done.

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