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Sleep apnea causes 1400 fatalities in America each year

Millions of American suffer sleep apnea leading to feelings of sleepiness during the day. Researchers claim that 1400 traffic fatalities each year is due to drivers suffering from sleep apnea. It is believed 3% of Americans suffer from it and there are 40 million undiagnosed Americans suffering from it. Sleep apnea treatment has a 70% success rate.

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About: Sleep apnea causes 1400 fatalities in America each year

Date: 10 May 2004

Source: ABC News

URL: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/living/Healthology/sleep_apnea_healthday_040512.html?HEALTHAd=true

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