- You can live weeks without food (the record is about 6 weeks on purpose, no thanks).
- You can live days without water (18 days was the most I could find, but most people are dead inside a week).
- BUT, you can only live minutes without oxygen (9 minutes is the breath holding record. What an idiot. Most people would be unconscious inside 4 minutes).
So what’s this telling you apart from the fact I have too much time on my hands to surf the interweb thing? It’s telling you there is nothing more important than oxygen, and you can’t go very long without it. The problem is, too many people ARE going without oxygen when they’re sleeping, and it’s slowly killing them. Read the articles on sleep apnoea in children and adults on the left. The life you save may be your own, or someone you love.