I'm in for the run of my life, the NYC Marathon and using this as an opportunity to increase awareness of OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea with my Crowdrise fundraiser.
If you've never heard of OSA, take a look at my fundraiser page and you will get a brief synopsis. I call it the 'Silent Killer' because so many people ignore the symptoms. I learned a valuable lesson watching my father deny he had the problem for years. He finally got tested and it made a world of difference for the last 12 years he was alive.
It gave me a self awareness that led me to demand my doctor approve getting a sleep study authorized for me. One of the myths about OSA is that it usually occurs in obese people. While it certainly is a contributing factor, it is not the only one. I did snore badly and thanks to my wife, I was made quite aware of it. So after trying every kind of over the counter snoring device and gimmick, I got myself tested. Much to her surprise, my doctor had to report that I had severe OSA.
I say CPAP Saved My Life because I know how much damage untreated OSA can do and CPAP is the number one best solution for addressing the problem.
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