First of all, your partner will love you more. You’ll love yourself more after an excellent night of sleep. And with more hours of rest under your belt, your coworkers may find your refreshing outlook contagious. What’s not to like?
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines revolutionized sleep more than Rip Van Winkle could have imagined. A CPAP device allows oxygen to reach the lungs without interruption, preventing a condition known as apnea. Unchecked, sleep apnea causes sleepiness and fatigue during the day and increases blood pressure and the potential for strokes and heart attacks. Lack of continuous and restful sleep can impact vision loss and cause weight gain, and ongoing use helps alleviate migraines. People who suffer from lack of sleep over long periods suffer in physical, mental, and behavioral spheres.
While getting used to something covering parts of your face may take time, the benefits may far outweigh the disturbances. Some people like the soft white noise associated with the machine. One in five adults in the United States has some form of sleep apnea. If each of those people has a partner, that’s twice as many people who find the snores disturbing.