Is Shaquille O’Neal sick?

Shaquille O’Neal is in danger? The big man who dominated the NBA with pure power is now under observation because of sleep apnea.

According to news he had been suffering of this disorder for quite some time now and with out proper treatment he could end up in the bench?!

Hmmp... this might be one the reason why he is not that good anymore, well aside from his age of course.

What is Sleep Apnea? 

What is Sleep Apnea?

Characterized by Abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour.

Sleep apnea can have numerous effects on cognition in the waking state. Those with Sleep apnea have daytime fatigue, impaired reaction time and vision problems which contribute to sleep-deprived driving. Other effects include difficulty with information processing, judgment, and short term memory. These effects can severely interrupt daytime cognition. Behavioral effects also accompany sleep apnea. Behaviors such as decreased vigilance and motivation as well as moodiness and aggressiveness impact both social and occupational status.Many behavioral as well as cognitive effects of sleep apnea can be very dangerous in many occupations especially manual labor and machine operating.

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