kteague wrote::roll: Irks me how those trying to sell an alternative describe CPAP like it's some barberic torture device. Hey writer, a machine on the face is closer to a bed partner than a machine on the night stand on the other side of the bed. Plus it's mere inches from each ear, and one would feel any mechanical vibrations. Or maybe that will be described as lulling one to sleep? And the remark about CPAP, "I actually stopped using it because it was more of a nuisance than it worked," Barrios said. "I just took it off." This is not the problem solving mindset I'd expect to be working on the next greatest invention. Fact is, this is not yet available but he didn't bother to figure out how to make existing available treatment work. If he was unable to tolerate a lightweight hosed mask, he's gonna have a real problem with this on his face.
I can see something like this serving a purpose when electricity is not available. (It's battery operated?) But I'm guessing there will be limited mask options, not to mention how off-putting it would be to have that much bulk on my face. I think it's safe to assume that as technology advances smaller yet effective options will become available, but for now, I'd still prefer my featherweight hose.
Well said! It also irks me no end when CPAP is described in this way, it reinforces utterly antiquated views of the treatment and helps to perpetuate the unfortunate cycle of people not being prepared to even try CPAP. So many of my friends look at me with horror when I tell them I use CPAP because of this sort of nonsense info.
Rest assured my husband doesn't hear a thing when I use my CPAP, and he has excellent hearing. He is only too pleased to have a wife who is treated and no longer wakes him up due to getting up 3 or 4 times a night to go to the loo.
I get so annoyed with all of the misinformation about CPAP, it is truly a disservice to folks newly diagnosed with OSA. Gosh I am furious! I'm actually surprised at just how
mad I get over this subject!
EDIT TO ADD: I just showed this ridiculous "miniaturized device" to my husband, and he actually burst out laughing ....