I have a very close friend. He snores, snorts and stops breathing very frequently. I talked to him about sleep apnea and he gave me the classic story. My doctor told me to loose weight and it will go away. I only have this cause I am overweight.
His apnea is soo severe that you can see feel and hear the gasping and muscles struggling when he stops breathing.
He started complaining about me snoring worst than him. So I decided I would get a sleep study in the hopes of convincing him to have one.
I never really thought I had sleep apnea. Though when I first got married my husband woke me from a dead sleep stating I my lips were blue. That was over 25 years ago.
My sleep study proved straight forward sleep apnea. I finally had an answer to my exhaustion.
I started on CPAP two weeks after than with Resmed S9 Autoset and Swift FT mask. The same mask I used at my titration study. I have been 100% compliant since then and feel 200% better. I sleep better and I have way more energy.
So once I made my transition to CPAP like a duck to water I tried visiting my friend again and showing him how easy it was..and not a big deal.
I am still working on getting him to get CPAP. I bought him he same machine I have. I have recording pulse oximeter. I am hoping he will at least try and maybe I can get him in the sleep lab before its too late.
His father has many health issues that are cardiovascular related as does my mother who I am sure both have severe sleep apnea which is not being treated.
I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.
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