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Cancer linked to Sleep Apnea

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Not getting a good night’s sleep may be a lot more harmful to your health than you thought. Beyond making you tired and cranky, it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and — most recently — cancer.

Two 2012 studies found that people who suffer from sleep apnea are more likely to be diagnosed with any type of cancer and more likely to die of the disease, than people with undisturbed sleep. (Sleep apnea, estimated to affect 28 million Americans, causes snoring and dangerous interruptions in breathing that deprive the body of oxygen and of restorative sleep.)

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