Sleep Convention - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/22/05

Sleep Convention

Tired of being tired? You're not the only one.

About 70 million Americans have serious trouble sleeping. So, about 5,000 doctors and technicians are sleeping in Denver this week as part of a sleep convention studying the problem and looking for solutions, including this new mask for sleep apnea, which is strapless, thanks to a sufferer who was bothered by the strap and created this instead.

"The C-Pap Pro will snap onto the patient's upper teeth unlike other nasal interfaces, no straps no headgear," says inventor Joe Goldstein.

Also from this convention comes a new study that emphasizes teenagers who get less than eight hours of sleep a night run twice the risk of developing depression than full-night sleepers and boys are more at risk than girls.

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