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Snored to death: The symptoms and dangers of untreated sleep apnea

By: Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS, Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications Sleep is a critically important component of human existence. On average, humans spend about 25%-35% of their lives sleeping. Sleep allows both the body and brain to rest and recover from the stress of daily life. As such, trouble sleeping can cause a range of health problems, and if left untreated dire consequences. Longing for more sleep …

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