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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.

Friday, October 25, 2013

No. 1 NBA pick has sleep apnea

  I wouldn't wish sleep apnea on anyone but it certainly sheds light on the topic when a celebrity is involved.
  No. 1 overall NBA pick Anthony Bennett of the Cleveland Cavaliers apparently suffers from sleep apnea and asthma, according to his coach Mike Brown in a report on
  The report indicates he has difficulty with conditioning and getting up and down the floor.
  Bennett also had a shoulder injury that kept him off the court during the summer but the coach also cited apnea and asthma as factors.
  Brown (who coincidentally suffers from sleep apnea and uses CPAP himself) says he doesn't know if Bennett wears a mask at night.
  I certainly hope the team doctors do.
  Untreated sleep apnea leads to diminished daytime energy - not exactly a recipe for success when hoopin' it up at the game's highest level.


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