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Video: Sleep Apnea Test: A Doctor Spends the Night in the Lab

Dr. Hubbard has been blogging about his sleep apnea. Now go behind the scenes and relive his experience in the sleep lab to see how it was diagnosed.

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  1. Snoring
  2. Gasping or short episodes of stopped breathing while asleep
  3. Daytime drowsiness or fatigue
  4. Waking up as tired as when you went to bed

From NIH:

  1. Morning headaches
  2. Memory or learning problems and not being able to concentrate
  3. Feeling irritable, depressed, or having mood swings or personality changes
  4. Urination at night
  5. A dry throat when you wake up

Thanks to HealthSouth Sleep Disorder Center for allowing us to film there, and to director of photography and editor Gary Otte.

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written by Sandy , May 29, 2016

Thank you, Doctor. I'm trying to convince my husband to test for sleep apnea. I'm not having much luck, but perhaps I can get him to watch your video. It certainly takes away some of the fear and mystery.
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written by Jennie , January 08, 2016

Thanks for much for sharing the video. I'm sure it isn't easy allowing someone to record you while you sleep and post it to the public, but I think it sheds a lot of light on what we go through and how real this disease is. So many people have it and don't even know!
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