Dr. Oz: Sleep Apnea


Dr. Oz always says we need to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night (I know that I need at least 8 or else I am a mess the next day!).  I felt so badly for Dr. Oz’s guests: Brian and Jennifer.  Both Brian and Jennifer snore, but Brian snores so loudly that Jennifer sometimes has to ask him to sleep downstairs so she can get some sleep too… hence the funny nickname “sleep alligator” that Jennifer gave to Brian.  When Brian snores, he sounds like he is gasping for air and he often wakes up in the middle of the night and feels like he cannot breathe.

Dr. Oz took Jennifer and Brian to the truth tube, and said that between their heavy weights, their neck sizes (over 17″ means you almost definitely have sleep apnea, though Dr. Oz prefers your neck size to be under 15″), plus some other tell tale signs (night urination, memory loss and headaches) made them both the classic examples of people with sleep apnea.


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