Ask the doctor
Q. My husband is reluctant to get tested for sleep apnea. But I’m pretty sure that he has it, and I’m concerned because I’ve heard that it can contribute to heart disease. How are these two conditions connected?
A. As you likely know already, people with sleep apnea may snore loudly and may also periodically gasp for breath throughout the night. These explosive snorts often wake up bed partners or roommates — although not necessarily the person with apnea.
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