Sleep Apnea Close to Home

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H-town isn’t bringing home another World Series trophy this year, and while that has us more than a little bummed out, our boys really gave it a good run! They worked hard, played harder, and at the end of the day, gave it their all. So while the Boston Red Sox have advanced in the ALCS, our Astros are resting and recovering for the next season.

Of course, even throughout the season, our ‘Stros need to ensure that they are fully rested and are ready to give it their best. That means getting a good night’s sleep. For some that is much easier said than done.

That being said let me introduce you to Astros pitcher, Josh James.

James was picked up in 2014 as the 34th round pick for the Houston Astros. Throughout the years, James has played for many different minor league teams like the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Lancaster JetHawks, the Corpus Christi Hooks, and the Fresno Grizzles. During this time, James was pitching a fastball at an average speed of 89-93 miles per hour. He was also diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Upon learning of this diagnosis, James sought help and began using a CPAP machine. Not only did his sleep quality improve, but so did his pitching statistics. His fastball now sits at an average of 94-96 miles per hour, and is one reason he caught the eye of Astros. He was brought up the Major Leagues in September 2018 and has proven to be quite an asset to the team.

Yet another CPAP success story – this time one close to home!

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