For People with Sleep Apnea a Diagnosis May Be Life-Saving
This seemingly innocent and poorly understood condition may even kill silently. It is quite common to joke about a person who snores, but neither the person suffering nor the people around understand the risks of this presumably simple problem. In fact, no one seems to consider that this problem may be life-threatening. For many people, it is the reason for their poor performance in day to day activities.
Many people were surprised to learn when the professional football player like Ryan Jensen accepted that he is suffering from the sleep apnea(1), and its diagnosis has helped him regain his performance. We tend to think that if a person is active in sports, he may not have any kind of health problem. But professional sports are different, and each professional sports have certain kind of risks associated with. But surely when a known personality like Ryan accepts his health problem, it helps in raising the awareness around neglected health conditions like sleep apnea.