Harvin diagnosed with sleep apnea, triggering migraines

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When Percy Harvin was in the hospital after collapsing at Vikings practice in August he says his heart stopped beating for ten seconds. At that time doctors suspected he was not getting enough oxygen while sleeping.

Four days after he was released from the hospital, Harvin underwent an overnight sleep test. He says that during the test his heart stopped beating eight times. He was then diagnosed with sleep apnea, a disorder that affects breathing while sleeping. Harvin says doctors told him they believe the sleep apnea is the main issue triggering his migraines. He now often sleeps with a device that pumps air into his nose to regulate his breathing. He brought it on the road with him and says he slept with it last night.

Harvin also told me that he is no longer taking any medication, which is significant since he said that medication caused his collapse at practice back on August 19th.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's good news that Harvin and the doctors may have gotten to the root cause of the Migraines. We like Harvin's potential once Brett Favre and the Vikings offense get back in sync.

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