Dr. Jennifer Thomas, professor in the Health Promotion program at Emporia State, was on KVOE’s Newsmaker 2 segment this week to spread the word about the signs, dangers, and solutions to sleep apnea.

The biggest sign that you may suffer from sleep apnea is that you are inexplicably tired, specifically if you are falling asleep during the day. Sleep apnea carries with it some very serious health risks. Individuals whom suffer from it are 4 times more likely to have a stroke, 3 times more likely to have hearth disease, and 6 times more likely to have a car accident because falling asleep behind the wheel.