Keeler Stops Breathing 168 Times During Sleep Study [VIDEO]
WIBX's morning show host, Bill Keeler, is currently undergoing a sleep study with Dr. Steven Levine at the Mohawk Valley Health Center Sleep Disorder Center in Utica.
The study requires sleeping the night at the center while technicians monitor sleep patterns and abnormalities. During Keeler's study, he showed very strong signs of severe sleep apnea. According to Dr. Levine, he stopped breathing 168 times during the overnight stay, which equates to about 33 times per hour. Levine said, at one point he stopped breathing for just over 40 seconds.
Doctors believe that sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and other chronic health issues.
Watch the video of Keeler as narrated by Dr. Levine: