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Sleep apnea — it’s not just what you think it is

September 11, 2022
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It’s not just snoring. It’s much more dangerous than that. Even deadly.

The estimated prevalence in North America is approximately 15 to 30 percent in males and 10 to 15 percent in females, But, as much as 40 percent of epilepsy patients suffer with undiagnosed sleep apnea. Especially those with refractory epilepsy.


Epilepsy And Sleep Apnea — A Dangerous Duo

June 2, 2019
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It’s an endless cycle.

But there’s more to sleep apnea than what meets the eye. (No pun intended.)

Almost a third of people with epilepsy may suffer with undiagnosed sleep apnea, a sleep disorder which is dangerous because of the possible serious consequences.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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