Sleep Apnea Treatment Recharges Artistic Grandmother

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Story Summary

As she crisscrossed northern Missouri selling credit card processing equipment to small business owners, Teresa Woody developed some tricks to stay alert at the wheel. She would spritz breath spray on the underside of her tongue or yank a handful of her hair. But when she couldn’t keep her eyes open any longer, she would pull over, lock her doors and recline her seat.

Once, she awoke to a police officer knocking on her window.

“I said I was getting too tired to drive and I needed a cat nap real quick,” she recalled. “He said, ‘Well, this isn't a great place to do it.’”

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