It’s probably not a stretch to say that you weren’t feeling lucky when you were diagnosed with sleep apnea. Nor were you probably feeling thankful when you found out what goes into treating the condition. We also doubt that your first night of CPAP inspired feelings of gratitude.
However, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought we would offer a little bit of optimism and talk about how to be grateful for something like CPAP—even when it’s hard to do so.
- Fewer family arguments.
Holidays can often bring out the worst in family members. Whether it’s stress from extra obligations or old grudges coming to the surface, it’s not uncommon for arguments to break out.
With your newfound rest from CPAP therapy, you’ll find your irritation levels going down. Getting a good night’s sleep can go far in helping your mood around others.
This means that behavior or comments that used to make you cranky suddenly don’t seem like such a big deal.
- Longer time to spend with your family.
Now that you’re addressing your sleep apnea, this means that you have a higher likelihood of living a longer life. With those extended years, you can spend more time with your loved ones and watch the next generation of your family grow up.
- You’ll miss fewer moments.
Did you ever find yourself falling asleep while attending a school play? How about when you were watching your child play sports? How many social events did you have to turn down because you were just too tired?
With sleep apnea therapy, you’ll miss fewer of these moments between you and your loved ones. CPAP compliance means less falling asleep during the day and more energy to enjoy social occasions.
At CPAP Central, we are thankful for the chance to make a difference in the lives and health of our customers. We wouldn’t do what we do if we didn’t feel thankful for the opportunity to help others. Tell us in the comment section what you’re grateful for!