Your Health: Getting a good night’s sleep

We’ve all heard of snoring remedies—sprays, nose strips and mouth guards that may or may not do anything for your noisy nights. Snoring isn’t just about keeping your partner awake, it could be a sign of a much more serious problem, sleep apnea. Twenty-two million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and if left untreated, it poses a serious risk to your health.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea? How can it affect overall health? Assess your risk and find a path to treatment with information from pulmonary, critical care and sleep physician Ammar Alkhazna. Be sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep.

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