I recently was diagnosed with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea and just got my CPAP machine. The first thing I thought was "Oh No! Can I use my diffuser and sleepy time oils if I am using a CPAP machine for Sleep Apnea???" My sleep study showed that I stop breathing every TWO minutes and wake up 22 times an hour without knowing it, so the CPAP machine is extremely necessary.
I've been diffusing various combinations of essential oils for rest and relaxation over the past year and love it. But, with a CPAP mask covering my face at night, I was wondering if it was still worth it to diffuse my night time oils - the short answer is yes. The CPAP machine pulls air from the room and both are placed by my bedside so it shouldn't be a problem. I can also diffuse oils prior to going to sleep with the CPAP mask on too.
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