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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, February 11, 2013

National Sleep Walk

  The National Mall in Washington D.C. has been the site of many protests, movements and demonstrations that have been documented in history.
  A March 3 event won't be the cause of strife or political debate as it's an initiative everyone can and should get behind: the 3rd Annual National Sleep Walk.
  The Sunday morning event draws attention to sleep health and sleep disorder awareness. It's a 2-mile walk from the Lincoln Memorial along the reflecting pool pathway.
  As I've said before, sleep apnea awareness is growing in importance as millions are undiagnosed. I keep hearing of more people in my life who are going the CPAP route and taking sleep tests. I am proud of them for addressing their health despite their anxiety over the life change.
  There's no better place than the nation's capital to draw attention to a cause. Let's hope officials are listening in this climate of health care cutbacks.
  For more sleep-related news and tips, "like" the American Sleep Apnea Association on Facebook.


Blogger REM Runner said...

Hi Lee,
Thank you so much for highlighting the National Sleep Walk! I'm so honored and only wish I would have discovered this great post sooner.
For a video re-cap of event:
Thanks again for highlighting our event - it was a GREAT day celebrating sleep.
With gratitude,
Julie Flygare
National Sleep Walk Host

April 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM 

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