Why Sleep Matters to Your Health

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  • How Not Sleeping Can Harm You
  • Insomnia
  • Blacks, Snoring and Insomnia
  • Obesity and Sleep Apnea
  • Tips on Getting Better Sleep
  • It’s National Sleep Awareness Health Week
  • What Sleep Does for You
  • Other Benefits
  • How Much ZZZs Should We Get?
  • Blacks Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Obesity and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder that blocks a person’s airway while they sleep, causing really loud snoring that can stop a person’s heart from beating and cause low blood oxygen levels, Health Central writes. People who are obese are more likely to develop this disorder. 

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