My New CPAP "Buddy"

by Vicki
(Montreal, Canada)

I remember the day I drove home with my new CPAP machine on the passenger seat of my car. I was quite distraught with the burden of my new dependency on this "machine".

I was anxious to solve the problem of my loud snoring which drove my husband to sleep in another room.

I was worried that wearing a "hose on my nose" would not be very sexy. I was concerned that I would have difficulty adjusting to sleeping with this machine.

I was so busy thinking of all the negatives, that when I got home, I inadvertently forgot it in the car. I remembered later on that night only when it was time to set it up.

So I went to the garage to retrieve it and tried to feel positive about the situation, and decided to call it "My Buddy".

After several months of adapting, I am very comfortable with my "Buddy". My husband is sleeping with me again.

The "hose on my nose" is now my lifesaver.

I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide

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May 06, 2012
To " my sister from another Mother"
by: shylakay

You made my day with your I could ~totally~ understand and relate. Altho' my ex traded me in for a younger, healthier model who didn't snore, my CPAP is my best pal too. " Sucking face" takes on a whole new meaning when you have sleep apnea ( I happen to have a full face mask). I do remember feeling this cozy.. wrapped in cool refreshing breezes ..affectionate feeling for my new pal when I got it..and even to this day...5 yrs is still my "other half" I cuddle up with at night. I wouldn't even dream of taking a cat nap during the day without my best pal by my side. NOW I just dream of finding this gaze at lovingly at night while we sleep face to face with our CPAP masks. ((((sigh))))...ok..stop laughing now.. it IS just a dream..LOL.

May 06, 2012
I wish I could see your Buddy hero...
by: Remy

I'm just wondering if forgetting the CPAP in your car might be also from one of the side effects of sleep apnea:)

Thank you for sharing your funny experience with us, Vicki. I didn't expect you'll be interested in this contest... After all, I'm now working on your prize from the first contest (the book) :)

Did you know that you have a greater chance to win the first prize if you add a picture? Oh, well.. Too late now:)

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