Guest wrote:My husband was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea over two years ago and is non compliant with his cpap. He told me yesterday that he has been using the machine during the day while away for 30-60 minutes to "get him more oxygen". He thinks it is helpful. Has anyone heard of this before.
Guest wrote:Sorry for the typo earlier. He uses the CPAP while awake only for 30-60 minutes. Claims it helps him get more oxygen and makes him feel better. He does not use it when sleeping at all. It actually has been sitting in the closet for the last 18 months after it set on the side table of our bed room for the preceeding six months (collecting dust).
I have encouraged him to go back and have it readjusted and/or see the sleep specialist but he refuses to do so. I have printed numerous posts from this website but if he does read them I don't think it is making an impact.
In the last two years he has gained a considerable amount of weight. He now occasionally has swelling in his legs. He claims it is related to his sleep and indicates it is similar to the way my fingers may swell in the summer time from heat. (Which I have never said I had problems with that ). But, that is just another excuse. In the past he was incontinent at night but denied it indicating it was one of our children peeing on the chair. But they wore diapers at the time and never had wet pjs. Where as I would find his clothes in the dryer after he washed them. Now I am concerned that he may be impotent as his lack of interest is unusual for him.
I know you don't need to hear all this but sometimes it helps to vent.
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