Years ago, Erik's first attempt at treating his obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP was an exercise in frustration. Now, with a functioning airway and a new machine, it's a completely different story.
Hi, everybody. Erik here with an update on my ADVENT patient journey, my sleep in sinus issues. I've been treating my sleep apnea with the C-PAP again for about two weeks now, and it is going so much better than it did for me six years ago. Since I've had my procedure, my nose works. My new C-PAP machine, the pressure is much lower. The mask fits much better. It's so much more comfortable, and I'm really starting to feel the benefits. I need less caffeine to get through the day. I'm taking fewer naps. I think I still have a ways to go. My biggest challenge right now is just getting enough sleep with my kids' strange sleeping schedules. What's really cool these days is you get a little app that gives you your score for how well you're doing with the C-PAP every night, and it measures your AHI, so the number of interruptions you're having in your breathing, and it monitors your mask fit and the seal. So it's really helpful. It helps gamify it a little bit, which definitely speaks to me. So from here, I guess I'm just gonna be sticking with it and hope that I can turn this new found energy into weight loss and other positive life changes. But I'm feeling really good, very optimistic for the future. If you're struggling with sleep apnea, I can't recommend enough to get it treated, and get it treated right.