Bringing new and much needed awareness to sleep apnea, Shaq, the larger-than-life basketball player, worked with Harvard Medical School to film his sleep study preparation and sleep apnea diagnosis. A funny and educational video, Shaq and his girlfriend discuss his initial symptoms (she speaks about hearing him stop breathing during the night - a common symptom among undiagnosed sleep apnea sufferers), and Shaq finds out from his physicians that he needs to be on CPAP for lifelong sleep apnea treatment.
In typical Shaq fashion, he handles the diagnosis with panache and a healthy dose of humor. And upon seeing his new CPAP mask, he simply asks, "Can I wear it to the club?" We love that Shaq is willing to come forward about this common disorder, hopefully removing some of the shame or stigma many CPAP users have and providing hugely needed education and awareness for those not yet diagnosed.