October 17, 2022 2 min read

Living with undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea is tough. Your nights are spent choking and gasping for air and your days are filled with brain fog, endless fatigue, and in general misery. While a CPAP machine does help, it takes some getting used to. Until that time, it’s the same old routine of restless nights and blurry days. 


And while you know that sleep is the only thing that can really make you feel better, humor is the next best thing to offer some relief. People have used humor to cope with difficult situations since the dawn of time. That’s why today we’re giving you these hilarious sleep apnea memes. 

1. Because no one with sleep apnea can truthfully say they’re getting a good night’s sleep.

2. Everyone knows there’s only one way toactually sleep when you have sleep apnea. 


 

3. You’re only as old as you feel … and you probably feel like you’re in your early 90s. 

4. That’s why we make sure to bring our CPAP battery for those long-haul flights.

5. “I just can’t live like this anymore!”, says the apneatic while holding their iPhone 14 Pro.



6. As Justin Timberlake once said: I’m bringing sexy back with my CPAP machine.

7. This is you unless you do something about your sleep apnea ASAP!

8. A picture is worth a thousand words. So here’s one to describe how your first night with a CPAP on will feel like.


9. The last time I slept literally like a baby.

10. Memorize this line next time someone asks you why you always look so tired.


Takeaway Message

All joking aside, if you have sleep apnea or suspect you do, it is important to seek medical help. Sleep apnea can lead to a 2 to 3-fold greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. Because sleep apnea inevitably causes a lack of normal sleep, your overall health will suffer as sleep is absolutely essential for survival.


The gold standard treatment for sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. A CPAP machine steadily blows room air into your airways to keep them open. If you’ve tried CPAP therapy before and were unable to follow through, then you can try using an oral appliance as an alternative. Oral appliances like the  Good Morning Snore Solution mouthpiece also help keep the airways from collapsing as you sleep and can be especially effective for mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. 


References:

Slowik JM, Sankari A, Collen JF. Obstructive Sleep Apnea. [Updated 2022 Jun 28]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459252/


Gottlieb DJ, Punjabi NM. Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Review.JAMA. 2020;323(14):1389-1400. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3514



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