"I was surprised to find out I stopped breathing at night."
Noel Abbott is a master juggler. As an American Red Cross retiree, the lieutenant governor for the Kiwanis Club, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels as well as local and national disaster relief, he gets a lot of practice. Noel needs energy to keep up with all of his activities, but after a full night’s sleep, he used to wake up still feeling tired. Every day he had to make time in his busy schedule for a nap just to make it through.
His wife, Jane, insisted Noel have a sleep study done at Tri-State Memorial Hospital – he discovered he has sleep apnea.
“I was surprised to find out I stopped breathing at night. [A sleep study] is such a simple solution,” he said.
Because Noel now knows what was wrong, he was able to find a solution. He uses a CPAP machine at night that helps him breathe. Now, Noel is able to sleep through the night undisturbed, leaving him more time to juggle his full schedule.