While some of the symptoms of sleep apnea may make you feel isolated, you’re not alone: Doctors estimate that 22 million Americans experience sleep apnea. In fact, many celebrities experience sleep apnea and the resulting interrupted breathing, daytime fatigue, irritability, and other symptoms that you may be experiencing. Let’s take a closer look at some celebrities with sleep apnea who continue to excel!
The former NBA powerhouse discovered he had sleep apnea after undergoing sleep studies at the Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine. A sleep study is an important way to confirm the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. At Sleep Easy Dentistry, we collaborate with our partners at Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates to coordinate sleep studies for our patients.
Amy Poehler says she was notorious for snoring and sounding like she was gasping or choking for air while she slept -- all of which are common symptoms of sleep apnea. She used a CPAP machine to treat her sleep apnea.
After a sleep study, the former host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire discovered he had obstructive sleep apnea. Common treatments for obstructive sleep apnea include CPAP machines and oral appliances.
It seems like everything Shonda Rhimes touches turns to gold. This TV-goddess has said that her sleep apnea leaves her feeling exhausted all of the time. Daytime fatigue is a common symptom of untreated sleep apnea.
You don’t need to be a celebrity to deserve quality sleep apnea treatment! Our highly qualified team has over thirty year’s combined experience treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and helping them to get the good night’s sleep they deserve. From your initial consultation to post-treatment follow-ups, our team will work with you each step of the way to tailor treatment to your unique needs. To ask us any questions or to schedule your free consultation, call us today!