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"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Teresa

So many people get a CPAP delivered to them, become frustrated and then give up. Others never even come to the realization that
they have a common, chronic sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea --
they think it's their lot in life to be tired, irritable,
miserable, depressed. One thing that is certain is that the outlook
does not have to be so grim. Many people have successfully treated
their Sleep Apnea through CPAP or other means and have turned
around their lives.

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to sleep apnea, a vastly under-diagnosed and commonly misunderstood

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you. If, however, you are an expert who puts your patients first or
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At 2:15pm on February 4, 2011, Deborah Williams said…

I'M going back into hospital on 2/8 for another sleep study..i still can't sleep on my back even with my BIPAP i still feel as though i'm suffocating & tightness in my chest & light

headed as i'm lying on my back..but also on the 1/24 i ended up in the E/R as i'd sprained my right knee in my sleep & bruises on my left leg..i couldn't believe it when the dr in the E/R said that you must have done all this in your sleep..never had that before..has anybody else had anything like this? go to bed ok then wake up to injuries unknown how there done??

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"Peter McGregor is RPSGT registry number 1, from June 1979. This year the BRPT (Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists) celebrates it's 30th birthday as the credentialing agency for the RPSGT credential. In that 30 years there have been about 14,000 persons who have become RPSGTs.

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