April 22, 2014
On behalf of client the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), LCWA secured a segment on CNN’s The Human Factorfeaturing Super Bowl champion and former Green Bay Packer Aaron Taylor. Five years ago, Taylor was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a dangerous condition characterized by complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep – and he uses continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy to treat the disorder. He’s sharing his story to increase awareness of the symptoms of and treatment for OSA and encourage earlier testing by a sleep specialist so others may share in his improved quality of life. Taylor was profiled by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his story also aired on CNN and HLN.
As many as 12-18 million Americans suffer from OSA, and many don’t realize that seeking diagnosis and treatment could relieve their symptoms of snoring and exhaustion to improve their overall health.
For more on Taylor’s partnership with the AASM and the warning signs of OSA, or to find a local sleep specialist, visit sleepeducation.com.