Monday, August 13, 2007

Sleep Apnea

It sounds funny. But it can be dangerous.

Imagine being asleep. Dreaming. Dreaming that you can't breath. Like you're under water. You just can't get air into your lungs. Something in your brain screams WAKE UP AND BREATH!!! When you wake up, you gasp for breath. But you can't help wondering, "What if I didn't wake up? Could I have suffocated in my sleep? How close to death was I?"

Sleep is elusive as you wonder. This happens more than once. How often do you stop breathing without waking up? Is this why you're so tired during the day? What if you fall asleep at the wheel? Is there permanent brain damage? Is that why I can't concentrate? Why I lost my job?

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