I Love My CPAP Machine

More than anything, I think my CPAP machine has dramatically improved my life over the past three months.

A doctor prescribed it to me to help with my sleep apnea (which I only discovered at the end of 2010).

I’m not conscious of getting more hours of sleep. I estimate I get about five hours a night (even though I am typically in bed for nine).

I just know that I wake up feeling better. I used to wake up a lot with a headache from oxygen deprivation. That doesn’t happen any more, even when I have a lousy night’s sleep.

I get up, I take my cold shower, and I go for my 30-minute walk and I’m ready to bench press my day.

I feel like the world is opening up to me. After 23 years of restriction due to CFS, I’m stepping outside of my old boundaries and resuming life.

I want to get an MFA in writing.

Khunrum emails: “Tell us Luke…Do you remove your CPAP mask whilst engaging in boom boom or leave it on?”

Bob emails: “Does this affect your cunnilingus technique?”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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