In this episode, Kathy and I talk about one thing that most people don’t think about when sleep apnea is mentioned: Sexual and reproductive problems. Find out:
- How sleep apnea can lower your sex drive
- Surprising statistics on erectile dysfunction and its’ association with obstructive sleep apnea
- Why men’s sperm counts are dropping rapidly
- The role of stress in sleep apnea, and how it affects your sex life
- Why zebras don’t get ulcers.
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