Sleep Apnea and Opioids is a Deadly Combination: Ongoing Lessons from John LaChance’s Preventable Death

By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

Sleep Apnea is a Common Sleep Disorder

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder. Sleep apnea patients have multiple extended pauses in breathing when asleep. This affects the oxygen supply to their bodies. As a result, approximately 20% wake up with headaches. Some suffer migraines. Still, most people think sleep apnea just disrupts sleep.

Image source: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-apnea

Together Sleep Apnea and Opioids Can Be a Deadly Combination
But with opioids, it can be deadly.

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