FusionHealth’s Chief Medical Officer Discussing the Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD, was recently the featured expert on CNN’s Daily Dose. Dr. Durmer is the Chief Medical Officer of FusionHealth. During the short segment, Dr. Durmer discussed the dangers associated with Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is a condition that plagues nearly 28 million Americans. When you sleep, the muscles that regulate your normal breathing pattern relax. For some, this relaxation causes the upper airway to collapse. When this collapse occurs, your airway is closed off and breathing is temporarily interrupted. A small collapse may result in light snoring; however, a full collapse results in a complete closure of your airway and prevents breathing. Constant interruptions in your normal sleep cycles can cause various health issues because the body and brain do not get the sleep necessary for cell rejuvenation.