Legendary basketball player Shaquille O’Neal had a snoring problem. Thankfully, his partner alerted him to the issue. She had become increasingly concerned that Shaq sometimes stopped breathing during sleep. She suspected Shaq had sleep apnea, and an overnight sleep study confirmed this. 

Shaquille O’Neal is one of the greatest players in NBA history. A massive center who played for six teams over his 19-year career, “Shaq” dominated the sport en route to 15 All-Star games, 4 NBA championships, an MVP award, and 3 Finals MVP awards. His name is found throughout the NBA record books for points, rebounds and blocks.

Shaq’s story shows that athletic prowess does not protect you from health conditions like sleep apnea. Even someone as strong and fast as Shaq can suffer from sleep apnea – and his story shows how important it is to address the issue.

You can learn more about Shaq’s experience with sleep apnea when you watch this video. It follows Shaq as he learns about the disorder, goes through the diagnostic process, and tries on his first CPAP mask. Now that he’s receiving treatment, Shaq is getting more quality sleep, and he feels healthier and more energized. 

Sleep Dynamics is a trusted provider of overnight sleep studies in the central New Jersey area. Call (848) 217-0240 to request an appointment with one of our sleep medicine experts.