My cousin has sleep apnea. She has had two sleep studies done. She was on oxygen before to use ( only at night when she slept ) as she is very overweight and considered morbidly obese and so out of breath walking room to room . I know not all heavyset people need oxygen and I do have a friend whom is under 130 pounds needs the machine for her sleep apnea so thin people have that trouble too. She has not done anything to lose weight and recently got a donated machine from a company in her town she says and did not have to pay for anything but later will need to buy the things needed, other than the distilled water it uses, but she only wears the mask about 15-30 minutes once or twice in the night.
She has had this machine for over 2 weeks and has not been trying to use it longer or anything. She falls asleep easily during the day and then bitches you out saying she was not asleep as long as she was and I visit her but she can't stay awake. She does not even know I have left her house half the time!! She gets pissed off if you say anything but I cannot help her stay awake. Cannot make her use the machine either. She has kids she depends on and has not been in a store in over 3 years cause she cannot walk it. Her two kids are under 18 and they have to walk to a store if I cannot make it to shop for their Mom.
I just get to ticked off over it. Get up and move around and help yourself. I have tried to help motivate her without sounding mean and trying to be helpful but I tend to sound like I am bitching her out but after helping her clean her own house as her kids do not want to since they do everything but the laundry and the Mom does do dishes the kids do not clean their own bathrooms and their Mom did not know how bad their roomd were til I mentioned how dirty they were, it was like a scene from the show HOARDERS with her kids. Why would she care or even know? She does not walk the extra 15 feet down the hall way to even go to their rooms. Well not untill I had said something when I came to help the kids clean up.It was just unreal. How sad you cannot even clean the very toilet you sit on every day. Just gross. I wished I could encourage her more but I just can't. We were supposed to go walking when it was cooler in the evening time, or nearing dark and I would come by after work. I went over and she was asleep at 5:45PM. Wakes up at 7PM and then says it was too late to walk outside even though it is daylight.