So I am on Vacation and enjoying being in Cancun Mexico.
As I look at all the Americans in my all inclusive hotel I notice most are obese, they drink and eat too much and probably have sleep disorders.
I feel sad because most people know for their health they should eat better and lower the alcohol consumption. It is just so hard for people including myself. I have increased 4 pounds in just 4 days while on this vacation.
Also this week I learned the actress that played Princess Lea in the original Star Wars movie "Carrie Fisher" just died from sleep apnea. This is why we treat obstructive sleep apnea. Hopefully we can help prevent these deaths.
Even if all we do is get patients to use their CPAP then we have helped. Our oral appliances do work and they have a higher compliance than the CPAP. We need to get the word out to everyone.