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5 Celebrities With Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that has potentially severe symptoms. A doctor will diagnose sleep apnea through a thorough evaluation. When an individual receives a diagnosis of sleep apnea, it may come as a shock, or they may feel overwhelmed with the prescribed treatment plan. But, individuals with sleep apnea aren't alone. Even the rich and famous suffer from sleep apnea. Let's take a look at a few celebrities with sleep apnea.

 Celebrities With Sleep Apnea

Shaquille O'Neal, Amy Poehler, Arianna Huffington, William Shatner, and Reggie White all have a sleep apnea diagnosis. Shaq went to a sleep study at Harvard to determine what was causing his sleeping troubles. Amy Poehler uses a CPAP machine to assist with her treatment of sleep apnea, especially snoring. Arianna Huffington, a co-founder of The Huffington Post, is so dedicated to having a good night's sleep even wrote a book titled "The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time."

If concerns about sleep apnea affecting your life and preventing the enjoyment of various activities, look to William Shatner. William Shatner has not slowed down since his sleep apnea diagnosis. Even at the age of 90, he is out and doing comedy, music, and event hosting. The NFL player and WWE wrestler Reggie White eventually passed away from a heart attack due to complications related to sleep apnea.

These celebrities with sleep apnea all sought treatment for this potentially dangerous disorder. Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) include:

  • OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy)
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine
  • Nasal patency (if necessary and requires an ENT physician)

 Don't Delay

If one is exhibiting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) symptoms, reach out to Dr. Buck to schedule a consultation and set up an examination. Additionally, a sleep study may be necessary before Dr. Buck prescribes a treatment plan.

 Contact Dr. Buck

Dr. Buck is a facial orthopedist based in the state of Washington. Dr. Buck, and his fellow ENT physicians and pulmonologists, by combining their expertise, help patients find relief from sleep apnea. With Dr. Buck and his team, relief from the severity and alleviate symptoms of sleep breathing issues is possible. For more information on Dr. Buck's practice and the treatment options he provides, please schedule an appointment by giving us a call today at 206-316-8286. Additionally, one may contact us by filling out our online form.

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