Two months with CPAP

@NJChicaa (46352)
United States
May 18, 2016 5:01pm CST
I have had a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to use for my sleep apnea for almost two months now. It has definitely made a big difference in how I feel both in the morning and throughout the day. Instead of waking up constantly throughout the night because I can't breathe, I'm now getting high-quality sleep and waking feeling rested and refreshed. Just that alone is an amazing feeling. I don't feel like a zombie any longer. I don't drag throughout the work day any longer either. Really I feel like what "normal" people must feel like now. I'm totally used to using the CPAP now. The mask doesn't bother me at all and I fall asleep easily when I wear it. I actually didn't have a big "breaking in" period with it but two months in, I barely notice it. I even wear it when I take naps. I would definitely encourage anyone who thinks they have sleep apnea to get tested and don't be afraid of having to deal with wearing a mask or using a CPAP machine. It really isn't bad at all and will definitely change your life for the better!
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• United States
18 May 16
I tried to get my mother to do a sleep study so we could eliminate the possibility of sleep apnea. She refused. Not sure she would do it now. She has Alzheimer's and I am sure that she would never agree to the study. Many of my clients wear a CPAP and one of my good friends has one too. She said the same thing that you did. She is refreshed after waking and feels great.
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@NJChicaa (46352)
• United States
18 May 16
It is like night and day, no pun intended.
@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
18 May 16
I have a friend who got one recently and she says the same thing. Its actually reduced her migraine headaches as well, which she thinks were being caused from exhaustion.
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@NJChicaa (46352)
• United States
18 May 16
My blood pressure has even decreased noticeably.
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• United States
18 May 16
@NJChicaa decreased BP is definitely a plus
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• Bucharest, Romania
18 May 16
That machine sounds cool.
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@ilocosboy (37424)
• Philippines
18 May 16
I think there is no more sounds, he he
• Bucharest, Romania
19 May 16
@ilocosboy *seems
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May 16
I have only heard positive feedback from people using these machines. I'm really glad it has made such a difference to your health.
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@NJChicaa (46352)
• United States
19 May 16
thank you!
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@Teep11 (7146)
• United States
18 May 16
That's great that you're able to breath better. Sleep Apnea has disrupted a lot of lives.
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@NJChicaa (46352)
• United States
18 May 16
It's funny because I didn't know I was affected until I got the machine and was sleeping so much better.
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@amadeo (73428)
• United States
18 May 16
that is good news there.Good
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@marlina (78117)
• Canada
18 May 16
Glad that you got used to the machine so easily and that it really works for you.
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@Jdaw1985 (3990)
• Harrells, North Carolina
18 May 16
I was tested about a year ago and they told me that i do not stop breathing enough during the night to say that i have it. So i am still always tired as i can be.
@Lolaze (3164)
• United States
18 May 16
I have a second friend who is in that position too. She hardly sleeps but doesn't score badly enough on the apnea test to qualify for a machine.
@NJChicaa (46352)
• United States
18 May 16
"do not stop breathing enough" That is ridiculous. So you stop breathing during the night. That should be enough criteria! My sleep study said I stopped breathing on average 30 times an hour.
@Jdaw1985 (3990)
• Harrells, North Carolina
23 May 16
@Lolaze Yes it is crazy but yet i stay sotired all the time and they would n ot help me out with anything now i was only tested a year ago and i have moved i might be able to do something different now.
@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
23 May 16
I have to schedule a new sleep study soon. I've been using my cpap machine for years and it's not working as well as it had been. Time for an adjustment, I think! I'm so glad yours is working well for you! These are wonderful machines!
• United States
18 May 16
My daughter is going for a sleep study & I wouldn't be surprised if she needs a CPAP ....glad to hear that you're getting better quality sleep
@ilocosboy (37424)
• Philippines
18 May 16
that is great to know, I think I would recommend this machine to a friend who snore so loud.