After all, CPAP masks don’t exactly scream romantic or sexy.
Mention your sleep apnea when you feel comfortable.
Explain that your CPAP mask stops you from snoring. What if your partner is turned off after seeing you with your CPAP mask on?
This is a common fear among CPAP users – a fear that causes some people to stop using their masks when they’re with that special someone – but studies have shown that all this worrying is for nothing.
It is a serious condition that more and more people are becoming aware of.
I agree the masks aren't the sexiest thing to wear.
Sleep apnea poses serious health risks, and is linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and obesity.
In addition to these serious health complications, OSA can also wreak havoc with a person's sex life.
So, researchers conducted a study where researchers recorded the patients sleeping without the CPAP mask and those who watched the video were more likely to wear it in the end.
It’s not the kind of thing you need to bring up on a first date, but once you begin feeling comfortable with the person you’re seeing, you can broach the subject casually – maybe even make a joke about it.
Keep in mind that everyone has thing that they’re embarrassed about.
Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea.
He snored, tossed and turned, and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day, but also raised his risk of heart attack, stroke and car accidents.