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It’s a twist on the classic puzzle about the
chicken and the egg. Which comes first, asthma or sleep apnea? I’m Shelby Cullinan with your
latest health news. A new study found that people with asthma
were more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea. The longer someone had asthma — a
chronic illness that causes swelling and narrowing of the airways, the more likely they were
to get obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which people
repeatedly stop breathing for several seconds as they sleep, which causes them to wake often,
snore, and be tired during the day because their sleep was not restful. If you have asthma,
speak with your doctor about ways to prevent or treat sleep apnea.


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