Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition that affects roughly one in five Americans every year.
Sleep apnea causes a person to choke in their sleep as their upper airway constricts. It can be a nuisance, or it can be deadly.
A new study published in Science Translational Medicine has suggests increased cholesterol levels in people with sleep apnea causes an increased risk for heart disease.
Dr. Joseph Ojile of the Clayton Sleep Institute joined the Fox 2 team with morning to discuss the results of the new study and ways to limit risks in people with sleep apnea.