DIAGNOSIS S.O.S., Tues., March 13, 2:00 p.m. EST on W4WN

Sleep apnea is believed to affect at least 1 out of every 200 Americans; 70 to 90 percent are men, mostly middle-aged. But the condition can afflict both men or women at any age. People with this disorder actually may stop breathing while asleep – even hundreds of times – without being aware of the problem. In severe cases, sleep apnea can be dangerous. Dr. Scott Fogle with Life Extension is a sleep expert. He’s going to answer questions about sleep apnea, such as: “Is it life threatening?” and “Can it be treated?”

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