So after a month of back and forth with my local va hospital, i finally get a #cpapmachine for my #obstructivesleepapnea (btw the #vahealthcare system in new jersey needs a lot of improvement. there's no reason why i had wait so long for such a medically necessary device.) so yeah, after much struggle, i finally get a #dreammapper device in my hands. it's nice and sleek & barely makes any noise. i also liked that it comes with a nice travel bag! which is great since this device is now part of my life and its highly recommended to use it every night.
the condition on its own can lead to severe health conditions. sleep apnea can cause hypertension, heart conditions and mental health issues like depression. sleep apnea disrupts circadian rhythms, imbalances body and brain chemistry, interrupts cardiac and respiratory function, elevated blood pressure, and speeds up the heart’s rate. when allowed to continue, untreated, it absolutely will lead to higher mortality for those who don’t treat it.
i woke up so refresh, recharged, and ready to take on the world. no more waking up with pounding headaches, exhausted, tired, and irritable. no waking up with heartburn. didn't wake up having to cough and hack up loads of #postnasaldrip phlegm and mucus built up overnight. i didn't need to rush to the bathroom as my bladder didn't feel like it was going to explode like it does every morning. yeah, the cpap mask looks and feels like i got attacked by a #faceeater from those alien movies but that feeling goes away after a while. i never been so excited to go to sleep. looking forward to getting 8 hrs of sleep tonight and better health in the future! #storyofmylife
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