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'CPAP Machine Changed My Life'
Date:5/29/2012

d a humidifying element to her machine so that the air flowing through would be warm and moist.

"CPAP changed my life," Becenti said. "It immediately changed my level of awareness, and I work better and live better since starting treatment. Plus, it's just nice not to be so tired all the time."

Her advice to anyone considering sleep apnea treatment?

"Just do it," she said. "Don't be concerned. The initial phase of the sleep study was uncomfortable, but it's just one night. And even though it took some adjustments, I have a mask that's comfortable for me now, and I wake up in the morning feeling good," Becenti added.

"For the first time in my life," she said, "I can get out of bed without feeling like I need to crawl back in for another couple of hours of sleep."

More information

A companion article offers more on sleep apnea.

SOURCE: Joann Becenti, Gallup, N.M.


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