If you experience trouble sleeping, you are not alone. Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Even some of your favorite celebrities have trouble falling and staying asleep. How have they dealt with their conditions to maintain successful careers in Hollywood? Learn more about these nine celebrities who suffer from sleep disorders to gain insight into their conditions and their treatment plans.
1. Jennifer Anniston
The Horrible Bosses 2 star is supposedly a frequent sleepwalker. Otherwise known as somnambulism or “nighttime wandering,” neurologists note that 1 in 3 adults will sleepwalk at sometime in their life. Doctors also mention that sleepwalking regularly may be caused by another condition such as alcohol abuse, depression or sleep apnea.
2. Shaquille O’Neal
The retired basketball superstar suffers from a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes many interruptions in breathing as one sleeps. It can increase a sufferer’s risk of heart attack or heart failure over the long run. Shaq regularly uses a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to help stabilize his breathing throughout the night.
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