Breathe Easy Stories: Britt Tackling Sleep Apnea

Britt, president of Avanti International, shares his story with us of how his wife helped him discover that he was suffering from sleep apnea. When he went to the hospital, the doctor diagnosed him with sleep apnea and recommended he get a CPAP machine.

Britt has been a loyal customer at American Medical Sales and Rentals and came into purchase a CPAP mask. He has been using a Philips Respironics Dreamstation Go CPAP machine for more than 2 years, and it has changed his sleep, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea. The Dreamstation Go is a modern, easy to use sleep apnea machine and the perfect travel companion for users who require CPAP/BiPAP at night for sleep or snoring issues.

Video Transcript

My name is Brit, and I have sleep apnea and what we found out is when we did a sleep study that my concentration levels dropped, and I'll stop breathing in the middle of the night, and then I'll start breathing again. And so being on both oxygen initially was a controlled oxygen concentration but I've since elevated to the CPAP. Even on oxygen, I was still having a breathing differential occur, and so I got in the c pap to balance things out.

The first time I used it, it was amazing. The next morning I woke up I was full of energy I couldn't believe the difference in quality of how I felt the next morning after using oxygen, and I could tell I felt so much better in the morning. I mean just tremendous difference in quality of just feeling and I don't know how else to describe that. Honestly, I felt so good, and I've said this more than once. I think everybody should be on oxygen at night. If they knew how much better you'd feel the next morning, you might be on oxygen. It's a profound difference.

Today I came in for a full face mask for my CPAP. I've found I've been breathing through my nose, but I'm opening my mouth during the process and thus not allowing the pressure to back build pressure to get the air into my lungs and open things up, so right now it's just going into my nose and out my mouth, and that's not how its supposed to work. It's supposed to have constant pressure to open everything up, so it's amazingly comfortable. I didn't notice it hardly at all because I went from the cannula in your nose to the full mask or the nose mask CPAP and I didn't have trouble sleeping at all. It was really comfortable it was soft, headgear felt fine. Some nights I'd actually in my sleep take it off unknowingly I'd wake up reach down in the dark slip it back on, and it wasn't really as difficult. They look cumbersome and bulky, but they aren't where you're sleeping.

You'll be amazed at how much difference it'll make in your quality of life. We'll get one right on this rock. And every day goes its a day you missed if you don't have a higher quality experience in life. My experience with working with Oxygen Concentrator Store has been phenomenal; it's been fantastic. You guys have been highly responsive — both via email and phone messages. I've gotten everything I've ever needed from you guys. I've not gone anywhere else. You guys are highly technical, and you're knowledgeable about what you have, and you're extremely helpful and respectful. It's been has been a great experience. I just have to come here quite a bit, so it's convenient for me to stop it and say hi. So and they remember me, which is always fun.

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About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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