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Travel Bug Dog Tag Apnea Sleeper

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Released:
Friday, April 28, 2006
Origin:
New York, United States
Recently Spotted:
In RiverSidePlus

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My goal is to travel the world aimlessly, educating people on Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is as common as Diabetes and affects more than 12 Million people. Please visit www.sleepapnea.org to learn more. If you can please make a donation and note it on my travel log. No amount is too small!Please keep me moving

About This Item

Emma Sleepig Like A Baby

The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed; of the three, obstructive is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. In central sleep apnea, the airway is not blocked but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. Mixed apnea, as the name implies, is a combination of the two. With each apnea event, the brain briefly arouses people with sleep apnea in order for them to resume breathing, but consequently sleep is extremely fragmented and of poor quality. This can cause day napping, poor performance at work and ultimatly negativly impacts all areas of your life.

Sleep apnea is very common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children. Yet still because of the lack of awareness by the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences.

Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. Several treatment options exist, usually involving a machine to gently force air into your lungs via a mask worn at night and research into additional options continues.

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Discovered It 4/20/2017 AnLeMa discovered it   Visit Log

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Discovered It 9/10/2015 Team Moekestorm discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered !! Thanks for sharing.

Discovered It 4/3/2015 FTav discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered the world of Geocaching.
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Grab It (Not from a Cache) 7/27/2006 CPT ASSASSIN grabbed it   Visit Log

Trying to get it on my TB holdings so i can drop it

Dropped Off 7/25/2006 CPT ASSASSIN placed it in RiverSidePlus Vermont - 163.57 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 7/7/2006 CPT ASSASSIN discovered it   Visit Log

I found it Falls of Lana, will move North!

Retrieve It from a Cache 5/28/2006 melarson retrieved it from Madison Pinwheels New York   Visit Log

Our first travel bug...we'll pass it on during an upcoming trip...

Dropped Off 5/27/2006 Ironman62 placed it in Madison Pinwheels New York   Visit Log
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