Posted on December 17, 2011
A Virginia man says he lost 150 pounds in a year and a half - all because he finally started sleeping better.
He walks at his own leisurely pace. But if you would've known Tim Felton a year and a half ago, you could appreciate the mountain he has climbed. He takes out his license to show the size he left behind. That would be at 365 pounds.
Another photo he shows was taken During a cruise vacation splurge with his wife at his side - the same woman who used to worry about him every night.
Tim Went to see a sleep neurologist, Dr. Dimi Barot, to do something about his snoring and blinding migraine headaches.
Barot tested his sleep and found Tim stopped breathing 66 times an hour. He immediately put him on a continuous positive air pressure machine, or a CPAP.
"Because there isn't an exchange of air that would normally take place with breathing, oxygen levels do drop. So, when you splint the airway open, you restore normal oxygen levels without having to directly give oxygen," Barot says.
Tim began getting 98 percent more oxygen a night compared to 60 percent.
His headaches disappeared and to his shock...So did the weight.
“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” Buddha[/color][/i]