February is American Heart Month, and while WBFO tells its audience how sleep is an important factor to heart health that is sometimes overlooked.

Amid the many things that can lead to a healthy or unhealthy heart is sleep. An estimated 30-million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but only as many as 6-million are treated.

“This is a dangerous disease that involves repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep,” explained Dr. Ilene Rosen, President of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.