Sleep Apnea Treatment Cures Migraine For NFL’s Percy Harvin

Minnesota Vikings’ Percy Harvin was carted off the practice field last month due to a migraine attack that caused him to vomit and collapse. After being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and undergoing treatment, he reports that he no longer suffers from migraines. Migraines are a major potential complication of any condition that prevent good, […]

Traumatic Brain Injury & Sleep Apnea

Here’s a tragic story of Owen Thomas, a talented University of Pennsylvania football lineman that recently committed suicide. An autopsy revealed early stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disorder that’s typically seen in football players who suffer repeated head trauma. Typically, findings are similar to what’s seen in Alzheimer’s disease, with neurofibrilary tangels […]

Sleep Apnea, Concussions and Dementia in the NFL

There's been a lot of media coverage recently about the high incidence of dementia in retired NFL pros. One report using a phone survey of retired NFL players revealed that the incidence of dementia or memory-related problems was 19 times higher than normal for men ages 30 to 49. Repeated head trauma is thought to […]

More News About Football Players and Sleep Apnea

A recent Mayo Clinic study of retired NFL athletes showed that about 60% had significant obstructive sleep apnea. Not too surprising, since an earlier study showed that 33% of active linemen had sleep apnea and overall about 11% of all players. After retiring, due to inactivity and possibly gaining more weight, this extremely high level of sleep […]