CPAP Machine and Mask (aka “The Vader Trainer”)
This morning, I got supplied with a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea. I got a brief runthrough of how the guy works, and… hopefully, it’ll help me sleep better at night. The part of the left is a humidifier (I’m supposed to add in a tray of distilled water); through this machine, air will be forced through the hose and into a mask that fits over my nose and mouth.
It’s pretty quiet when it runs. It’s incredibly noisy if the mask is off and the air just comes whooshing out… but if it’s on, it’s very soft. Eerily enough, it sounds like one of those hospital air pumps – the kind that you always see next to the coma victim, the one that does all the breathing. Yeesh.
And a one…
And a two…
And a three.
Yeah. Loooookin’ good.
I was going to say – for the record, my hair normally doesn’t look that bad. Even pulled back, it’s usually a little less crazy. But I now realize that I’m obsessing over my messy hair, and trying hard to ignore THE GINORMOUS MASK OVER MY FACE.
Ah well. On the flip side – I’ll no longer stop breathing 40 times an hour at night. That’s a fair trade, I guess.