Skip to content. Quick links. I am now divorced for almost 2 years and terrified to start dating or even think about a new relationship because I feel like Darth Vadar when I go to sleep. Plus, I am still very embarrassed about having Sleep Apnea. Am I the only one that feels like this??? Not sure about the version 3.
Do you think I'm sexy? Apnea aid raises doubts
Dating with Sleep Apnea Doesn’t Need 11 or 12 Stages
It's normal to have mixed feelings about beginning CPAP therapy. You'll be traveling with a CPAP now, too, every time you go on vacation, which means making extra space in your luggage or carry-on. Average-weight and thin people experience apnea too. OSA can be caused by taking certain medications, drinking alcohol before bed, smoking , or sleeping in certain positions. The structure of your nasal passages, jaw, or throat may make your more likely to develop OSA.
Dating On CPAP Therapy
As a single woman looking for love, falling asleep next to another person is one of the most enjoyable, vulnerable and beautiful parts of one's romantic journey. But what about when you add sleep apnea to the mix? This full-on obstructive and harmful sleep condition can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, and can also hasten the decline of kidney function. And that means having to regularly wear an incredibly unattractive mask attached to about six feet of tubing. Rationally, it makes sense to use this life-saving device as prescribed by a doctor.
Something we rarely talk about when we address CPAP therapy is how it affects those around us. I have discussed in previous posts about how getting yourself tested and treated not only affects your health in a positive way, but it benefits your family. I have even gone so far as to make suggestions for Christmas gifts for those we love who use a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea.