Drugs and zzzzzz's

People who take the drug ecstasy are more likely to suffer from a sleeping disorder

By Stephen Ornes, 13:49 PM December 14, 2009

People who take the illegal drug called ecstasy report feelings of great happiness or well-being while they’re high, but those same people may be finding it hard to breathe when they sleep. When a person stops breathing while sleeping and has to gasp for air, that’s called sleep apnea. And a new study found that regular users of ecstasy are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea than people who had never touched the drug.

Sleep apnea can cause a wide variety of other problems, incl...

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