Carrie Fisher’s Death:
How Dangerous is Sleep Apnea?

Many people were shocked when an autopsy report attributed “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher’s death, in part, to sleep apnea, along with other factors. Affecting more than 18 million Americans – who reportedly include such celebrities as Shaquille O’Neal, Rosie O’Donnell, Regis Philbin, Roseanne Barr and Rick Perry – this common sleep disorder often goes undiagnosed and untreated, despite its potentially serious …