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-- one of those sort of freaky looking sleep apnea masks while there's a new study that suggests they might cure more than just sleeping problems.
Researchers saying they could also ease depression.
Why is that.
Let's ask Dr.
Manny Alvarez -- senior managing editor on Fox News health dot com and one of our Fox News medical -- team so sleep apnea you don't sleep well look at your brain your body isn't getting enough oxygen.
I'll sleep -- as one of the major problems we face today because of the obesity problem.
And what we're finding is that sleep apnea is linked to heart disease stroke you name it because you you get no oxygen to your body.
For a minute -- sold during the night.
And when you look at what oxygenated it is the fuel of the brain there so when you -- -- sleep apnea you gonna find that there's a high incidence of depression.
And what they did as they look at the effect of treating sleep apnea -- what they -- as a significant reduction in depression.
So this -- tells you the significance of getting a good nicely last week we reported on the association of lack of sleep with strokes.
Well this all falls into the same -- And that I think is very important -- for people to take.
Sleep apnea seriously.
-- and get the treatment that they -- But how do you know I mean I how to Lionel if I'm sleeping well where -- you know because you begin to have said you know you wake up in the morning with a headache.
You feel like your -- all the time may -- you have depression.
All all these things and if you were married or you have a significant other then we'll tell you you make noises in the middle of the night that are not normal because you actually stopped breathing.
So what you have to do you have to go to a sleeping center and most teaching hospitals around the country do -- -- -- -- -- you go on you actually sleep there.
And they can test you any -- you need treatment you better get it and the idea is sleep apnea if you can -- the sleep apnea you make your depression and a lot of these other thing absolutely is very important while.
More on Fox News dot I read the whole story about yourself dot com we got a lot of stuff good stuff today John Dr.
Manny always get -- heavy in the house.
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