A writer for Forbes was initially skeptical when told by a doctor he had sleep apnea. But a test proved it and his new CPAP machine helped control it.

My dentist discovered it. As we chatted, instead of looking me in the eye, she was focused on my mouth. “Your front teeth,” said Dr. Cynthia Brattesani. “You’ve got that pirate look again.”

Telling her it was just a chipped tooth, she reminded me that it was two teeth, one of which she’d repaired three times. She looked down my throat and asked me if I have trouble sleeping, if I fall asleep during the day or feel depressed. No.

Then she asked if I snored, and she had me there.

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