Category Archives: Scholarship 2015

Midnight Saturday

By: Ilana G The stage was set. Midnight, Saturday evening, two hours post-bedtime. My team of throat muscle cells and I were ready. Once I gave the go-ahead, it was show time. Together, my fellow throat soldiers and I began … Continue reading

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Home at Midnight

By: Ivana S I got home around midnight. It had been a rough day, working all day and still with a lot of things in mind. I washed my face, put my PJs on and went directly to bed. I … Continue reading

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A Cure

By: J’Zhane D   Justin had sleep apnea. When he and his wife, Ashley, would go to bed for the night, neither one of them would be looking forward to it. Every night, Justin would constantly stop breathing for a … Continue reading

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(Not-so) Silent Night

Jace K., Lockney High School “Goodnight Jeffery,” I said to my husband as I drifted off into sleep. It had been a long day. My twin toddlers had their first soccer game, and my preteen blew away the competition in … Continue reading

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2 worlds apart

By: Jackqueline P I live in two worlds, the one during the daytime and the one at night. In the day I have control over my body and am consciously aware of what is going on. I may be tired … Continue reading

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Chicago CPAP

By: Jacquelyn J When my grandparents lived in Chicago, my grandfather would come home entering through the back door and would hear my grandmother snoring really loudly. My grandmother was all the way on the other side of the house … Continue reading

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Charles with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Hannah B., Hempfield High School Once upon a time there was a man named Charles. Charles had obstructive sleep apnea. His obstructive sleep apnea meant that his breathing stopped several times every night. It also meant that he snored a … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprived

Chris L., Columbia University You can usually tell by scanning my notes exactly when I started to doze off in class. The handwriting begins neatly, stacked in nice, vertical columns, flanked on either side by mindless doodles and scribbles. Then, … Continue reading

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