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How CPAP Improved my Life

Published on November 14, 2022

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Obstructive sleep apnea in adults - sleeping patient (male) 4

Having two stores in opposite ends of the province has required me to do a lot of driving, approximately 2000 kilometers a month. Before receiving my CPAP machine, dozing off behind the wheel of my car was a constant threat.

My wife could never trust me to stay awake, so she would have to stay on guard to make sure that we did not end up in the ditch or worse in the lane of oncoming traffic. Since receiving my machine, I make the entire 1000 km drive with ease and never seem to tire behind the wheel of my car.

The above is just one example of the many changes that have occurred in my life. Since being diagnosed with a severe case of sleep apnea and the subsequent treatment with a CPAP machine, I really have seen a significant improvement in my overall life. I have much more energy to handle day-to-day stresses and am now able to attend meetings and functions without dozing off. As afraid as I was to admit that I had a problem, the solution truly has been wonderful.

In closing, I would just like to say that if you are struggling with the idea of having to use a CPAP machine, just try it! I know I never even had a problem after the first night. It made such a dramatic difference in my life I just cannot see myself going to bed without my faithful CPAP machine beside me.

~ Ryan, Medicine Hat