Real People, Real Stories of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Bob

Bob’s story is incredibly inspiring. After an article in Reader’s Digest prompted his wife to confront Bob, a truck driver, about his sleep apnea symptoms, Bob was diagnosed with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Bob recognized that the issue of sleep apnea is prevalent amongst long-haul truck drivers and decided to form a patient support group specifically for truckers called Truckers for a Cause in partnership with a fellow driver. Being a trucker comes with a unique set of challenges for treating OSA, and Bob and his partner spend a great deal of time and effort advocating for them at sleep and exhaustion conferences. It’s so important that patients like Bob advocate for themselves and tell their stories. Please share this post with friends and family!  If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, or if you have already been diagnosed and want to know more about alternative treatments to CPAP therapy, reach out to an oral appliance therapy provider in your area. Click here to find a provider near you!