STRIDE 2014 - Week 3
STRIDE News: Week 3 – Pink Pulls Ahead!
HAYWARD, WI – There’s a new sheriff in town. Team Pink has jumped ahead of Team Blue and is now in first place in the STRIDE Team Standings. Pink was helped significantly by STRIDE superstar, Audrina Belille, who scored 302.08 points (second best in the Club) in Week 3 to lead her team. Audrina was assisted by Pink teammates Aundreya Stand, Kyra Beaulieu, Ava Pettibone, Julia Pettibone, and Olivia Beaulieu, who all scored at least 50 points for Pink. Their team scored a total 823.56 points in Week 3.
Team Blue had a rough go of it last week, managing only 57.6 points (all by Bea Bennett). They look to bounce back this week, and get back in the groove they were in during Week 1.
The top individual scorer in Week 3 was STRIDE rookie, Amayah Hanlon of Team Purple. She answered 239 questions with an answering percentage of 59%, scoring 354.02 points for her team. Amayah has been a pleasant surprise for Purple, scoring the 10th most points among individuals through week 3.
Two newcomers for Team Black have helped them to move back into 5th place. Alyseah Anderson and Latrell Miller combined for over 400 points for Black. They hope to continue their climb this week.
Other highlights include:
Bradley Young (Red): 59 minutes, 112 questions, 59%
Aundreya Stand (Pink): 63 minutes, 95 questions, 57%
Patrick Tainter (Red): 80 minutes, 63 questions, 60%
Standings Through Week 3:
1. Pink 2,608.28
2. Blue 2,560.94
3. Orange 1,656.08
4. Purple 1,628.53
5. Black 1,485.90
6. Red 1,471.32
You really need to do your best to lose weight if you have sleep apnea. Those who have sleep apnea typically have a neck circumference of 17 inches or more. This excess weight around the throat causes the airway to collapse more easily during sleep. Reducing your weight by even ten pounds can have a beneficial impact on your sleep apnea.
Consider doing a few very specific exercises before going to bed each night, to alleviate some of your sleep apnea symptoms. Exercising throat and tongue muscles has been proven in scientific studies to reduce snoring, improve breathing and lessen the more profound effects of sleep apnea when done according to doctor's orders.
Improve your sleep apnea by slimming down a bit. Recent research showed dramatic improvements in overweight men who shed 25 pounds over a period of one year to reduce sleep apnea symptoms. In some cases, the weight loss resulted in a cure of sleep apnea where no further treatment of the condition was necessary.
If you tend to snore a lot and have difficulties staying asleep, you should go see your doctor right away. You might have a condition known as sleep apnea: find an effective treatment so you can get enough sleep and go through your daily activities without being held back by your health problem.
Don't give up on treatment for sleep apnea after one doesn't work. There are a variety of treatments for your condition, so finding the right one is sometimes a process of trial and error. The number and severity of your symptoms influence what treatment is correct one for you. Giving multiple treatments a chance ensures you find the one that works the most effectively.
Remember to keep your medical ID upon your person if you make use of a CPAP for your sleep apnea. If you are in need of medical attention, it is important that the people helping you realize you have sleep apnea and use CPAP therapy. With your ID you can inform medical personnel about your sleep apnea and your CPAP device.
A great way to ensure that you do not sleep on your back and cause sleep apnea to occur is to use a tennis ball to prevent rolling onto your back. You can place one in a pillow behind your back and when you roll over in your sleep, the tennis ball will make you roll back on your side.
If you are a trucker who has sleep apnea, take precautions to stay safe on the road. First of all, get yourself properly diagnosed and treated. If your doctor prescribes a CPAP, use it. They are small and easily portable and can run on battery power if necessary. Try to stay fit and get regular sleep to keep your condition under control.
Sleep apnea can cause many problems beyond just the inability to get a good night's sleep. If you let your condition go untreated, it may get worse over time. Getting enough sleep is crucial to your overall level of health, so start using the tips you have read in this article right away to find relief.