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Sleep Disordered Breathing

The following are the show notes from Dr. Brian Fusilier


Sleep Disordered Breathing

1. What is sleep disordered breathing? Sleep disordered breathing is struggled breathing while an individual sleeps. Typically,
an individual with sleep disordered breathing is unaware of this struggle to breath.
2. Why should I be concerned about sleep disordered breathing? Sleep deprivation is associated with the development of
chronic pain, increased risk of stroke, increased risk of heart attack, increased risk of cancer, depression, and not to mention
death by falling asleep while driving.
3. What is one lost night‘s sleep like? One night of lost sleep is equivalent to driving impairment equal to an individual
consuming 4 beverages ...

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