“My husband and I were snugglers all night long,” said Ann Hurd, 66.
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“I couldn’t have cared less,” said Ruggiero, 49, a married mother of two from Las Vegas who started using a CPAP nearly three years ago.
“It’s not just the snoring; people do die from sleep apnea.” But while CPAP users are grateful for the treatment, dozens of posts on the popular apea Web sites reveal some also are worried about the social consequences of the cure.
“It’s a huge emotional loss,” said Peterson, who works as an executive assistant. I felt like I couldn’t touch him.” Peterson’s opinion isn’t the most popular view in the online support group at the Web site aimed at people who suffer from the serious sleep disorder that advocates say involves so much more than snoring.
People with obstructive sleep apnea have a problem that causes their airways to collapse during sleep, cutting off breathing sometimes dozens — or even hundreds — of time a night.
Because they awake over and over, they’re never fully rested and often wind up with the chronic, life-threatening consequences of extended sleep deprivation.