Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Carrie Fisher and sleep apnea

I've seen a few articles now on the suspected cause(s) of Carrie Fisher's death (the actress who played Princess Leia). I was hesitant to blog about it, but thought I should as the articles are mentioning sleep apnea. Apparently, the autopsy report did list sleep apnea as a potential contributor. The article I am referencing does a good job explaining what sleep apnea is, the different types, the consequences of untreated sleep apnea and how certain drugs / medications can worsen sleep apnea. I agree with the bottom line that the chance of dying from sleep apnea is low, but gets higher with untreated sleep apnea and drug use.

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