During his recovery from open heart surgery to replace the self-damaged heart valve he was cardiac ICU and the nurse/patient ratio was 1 to 1. The nurse tried to get him to use the the XPAP, he refused. They even tied his hands down with "posey" straps...he moved his head enough to move the mask off his face.
After he returned to his apartment my sister showed him the surgery scar and reminded him of his heart surgery for his self-damaged valve. His response was "so you say" in his usual sleepy/dopey voice. ARGH!!!
He gave himself brain/heart and body damage due to untreated Sleep Apnea; and then he died in his sleep and fell face first into his dessert one night.
My sister and I both have sleep apnea and you better believe that BOTH of us use our APAPs!
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!