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Is Snoring sexy???

June 12, 2012

My school teacher friend Hector who is 50+ years old is having medical problems and his doctors have not been able to determine the cause of his problems.  When he was younger he was a good basketball player and now stays active playing tennis.  He is 30 pounds overweight, snores, takes daily naps, and gets 9 hours of sleep each nite.   According to his wife, he also snores quite a bit.  He likely has moderate to severe sleep apnea, but refuses to discuss this possibility with his physician.  WHY??  Because he doesn’t want  to consider that he might need to nightly use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) mask while he sleeps.  He has been hospitalized for heart problems, passed out at dinner, yet his doctors cannot determine the cause.  He is risking his life refusing to be tested because a CPAP is not sexy.  He will not listen to me when I tell him there are dental devices that may be used instead of a CPAP.  The quality of his life may be improved with a simple dental device especially if he could lose some weight.

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