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Assistant News Editor Lee Dryden was diagnosed with sleep apnea and uses a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to assist with breathing while sleeping. From a layman’s point of view, he will discuss the benefits, issues, challenges and frustrations of sleeping while wearing a mask.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Quick hits

   An ongoing concern of mine with this blog is how can I possibly come up with enough topics to keep it going.
   Then I am constantly reminded that ideas are everywhere because sleep-related issues affect millions.
   A couple of items in this Sunday’s Oakland Press caught my eye.
   Oprah disciple Dr. Mehmet Oz was featured on the cover of Parade magazine under the heading of “Sleep Better in 2012.”
   He talks about his own struggles with insomnia as a young surgeon. The article goes on to discuss other sleep problems such as, you guessed it, sleep apnea.
   Dig it out of the recycling bin and check it out. You can also go to and take a quiz that will give you insight into your sleep habits. You can even send it to a friend.
   An ad in The Oakland Press shows a man wearing a CPAP machine much like mine.
   It says Henry Ford Hospital sleep specialists are “conducting a research study of an investigational device for obstructive sleep apnea that may help.”
   It is geared to those who haven’t found success with CPAP or other treatments.
   For information, call 1-888-975-3370 or visit


Blogger RemZzzs said...

Lee, my company manufactures a cotton CPAP mask liner. Would you be interested in trying it out for a future post? Email me:

January 24, 2012 at 8:34 AM 

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