CPAP: The Real MVP | Top 5 Athletes With Sleep Apnea

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Did you know that roughly 1/3 of NFL players suffer from sleep apnea?¹ That statistic may be surprising, but it makes sense that the size and strength required to be a pro-football player can also increase health problems off the field. However, the NFL isn’t the only sports league that is affected by sleep apnea—there are many other athletes who use CPAP as well.

Here’s a list of some of the greatest American athletes who were diagnosed with sleep apnea!

1. Ryan Jensen

“I honestly think that if I wouldn’t have got diagnosed and caught it within time, I wouldn’t be in the NFL anymore,” says Jensen.² At the beginning of his NFL career, Jensen was losing his strength and feeling restless after a full 8 hours of sleep. This affected his performance, and resulted in him being cut from the Baltimore Ravens’ roster.

Jensen father suggested he get tested for sleep apnea. After just one month of sleep therapy, Jensen grew stronger and returned to the Ravens. Whether your career depends on CPAP like Jensen, it’s safe to say your life wouldn’t be the same without it. That’s why health insurance often covers essential sleep therapy supplies.

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2. Shaquille O’Neal

In his 18-year career, Shaquille O’Neal scored 28,255 points and won 4 NBA championships. He wouldn’t have been able to put up such impressive numbers without a proper night’s sleep.

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  • Auto-titration: smart algorithm automatically adjusts your therapy pressure as your needs change
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  • Smaller and lighter: weighs only 2.75 lbs

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3. Prince Fielder

Six-time All Star Prince Fielder played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, and Texas Rangers in his MLB career. Early in 2016 spring training, he visited a doctor about his inability to get a good night’s sleep. “I felt like I was sleeping long but I wasn’t feeling rested,” Fielder explained.³ Many people remember feeling this way prior to using CPAP.

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4. Reggie White

NFL legend, aka the “Minister of Defense,” played defensive end for 15 seasons and 13 consecutive Pro Bowls. White passed in his sleep at the young age of 43 due to his untreated sleep apnea.

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5. Brett Favre

During his 16 seasons with the Packers, Brett Favre was the first and only NFL player to win three consecutive AP MVP awards. He also helped the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI. He would not have been able to lead his team to victory if he didn’t use his trusty CPAP.

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  • Washable diffuser for a quiet therapy experience
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  • Single strap headgear for a minimal and comfortable fit
  • Washable diffuser for a quiet therapy experience

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Source:

  1. Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc.
  2. ABC News
  3. The Dallas Morning News
  4. MedPage Today

Photo credits:

  1. Monica Herndon, 2008 (Tampa Bay Times)
  2. Andrew D. Bernstein, 2004 (Getty Images)
  3. Charles Krupa, 2016 (AP)
  4. Al Bello, 1994 (Getty Images)
  5. Elvis Kennedy, 2005 (Flickr)