[by Adrienne] I am pleased to say I get to sleep in the same bed with my husband again. I realize it doesn’t sound like something to get up and shout about, but after more than two years of sleeping apart, I’m ecstatic! Why? My husband was tested and diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Based on the information provided by the test, he was able to purchase a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure) machine that suited his breathing patterns.
His case is almost textbook. He fits many of the risk factors: male, over 40, overweight. As often happens, I had to tell him I thought he had sleep apnea. Many sufferers aren’t aware they stop breathing; it's a bedmate or roommate that lets them know there's a problem.