KMBC: Test Shows News Anchor has Severe Sleep Apnea

March 1, 2016

Sleep apnea is no snoring matter. In the long-term, it may affect your heart, cause a stroke, or quicken the onset of dementia, due to lack of oxygen getting to the brain. KMBC 9’s Kris Ketz sat down with Dr. Jason Graff, medical director of Saint Luke’s sleep disorders program to discuss his snoring. After a consultation and sleep study at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kris was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea.  Watch Kris' story below to learn more about his diagnosis, and what he’s doing today to get a better night’s sleep.

 

Kris' story helped shine the light to local viewers on the dangers of sleep apnea going untreated and he helped another local women get help. Watch the follow up story below. 

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