#How CPAP Changed My Life - Stories

  • Resmed CPAP machine on bedside table

    How CPAP Changed My Life: Seeing Results

    This is Part 4 of a four-part article. For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here. For Part 3, click here.

    In Part 3, I described my experiences with CPAP therapy, my adjustment to therapy, and how I used the available settings on my machine to make the therapy more comfortable. In this final part, I shall discuss the benefits I have experienced in the two and a half years since I first began therapy.

    After I had been using the machine consistently for a couple of months, I started to notice that I was much less ...

  • How CPAP Changed My Life: Adjusting To New Experiences

    How CPAP Changed My Life: Adjusting To New Experiences

    This is Part 3 of a four-part article. For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.

    In Part 2, I discussed some of the features of my machine, the Medigas monitoring process, and my experiences with the beginning stages of CPAP therapy. As I continued to use the machine regularly, I noticed that my sleep quality was improving. I was also starting to notice that I was far less fatigued during the daytime than I had been even a few months before.

    There were definitely times that I grew frustrated ...

  • Patient getting a good night's sleep with CPAP machine.

    How CPAP Changed My Life: The First Steps

    This is Part 2 of a four-part article, for Part 1- please click here.

    In Part I, I described my reasons for pursuing treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, my mask fitting appointment, my experience with selecting a mask, and receiving my machine. Once the appointment was finished, I took the machine home and eagerly unpacked it from its little travel case, and set it up on my nightstand.

    For the first few months, Medigas Manitoba monitored my sleep data to ensure that I wasn’t encountering any problems during my ...

  • Patient getting a restful nights sleep with CPAP machine.

    How CPAP Changed My Life: An Introduction

    I have been a practicing lawyer for 17 years. Throughout my life, since childhood, I have had problems sleeping. I suffered from chronic insomnia, and when I finally would fall asleep, I would snore very loudly. I also suffered from chronic daytime fatigue. After years of trying to deal with the symptoms, my doctor and I decided to investigate whether Obstructive Sleep Apnea might be contributing to my problems.

    I was initially a little apprehensive about starting CPAP therapy. The results of my Sleep Test confirmed ...