Do You Need Counseling?

It’s a serious question 

OK, it’s a little facetious, but let’s talk about it.

Using CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines and masks requires a great deal of adjustment. The mask has to be properly fitted. The pressure has to be regulated. There’s moisture and condensation.  I could go on,  but you get it.
There are also personal, mental and physical adjustments. When someone is diagnosed with sleep apnea, the usual solution is the use of a CPAP machine. Coping with this major change in life is difficult for some new users. This is where counseling comes into the picture.
So, why is it important that the new CPAP user be counselled?
One of the main reasons is, it is difficult to accept that the use of CPAP is now a necessity. Patients who need these devices are often intimidated by such masks and machines. They feel it is unnecessary since they have lived all of their lives without it and they find it difficult to accept that they now need to depend on these masks in order to live and breathe normally. Counseling is very important since the first step is acceptance. It is essential that the patients come to accept that they need it and it is going to be a part of their life.
The second reason is to remove doubt and intimidation. It is very normal that people will have a lot of doubts regarding the use of CPAP, its effect, the changes that it will require the patient to undergo and everything that follows. It is very important that all these things are cleared out and that the patient has a complete understanding of CPAP use.
Counseling is a very important part of the therapy as well as the adjustment. It is important that these things are dealt with so make sure you find a CPAP provider that will provide these counseling services for you.

Should You Consider Meditation.

We hope to be working with The Chopra Institute soon to provide special offers for self guided meditation as well as other information and knowledge from Deepak Chopra and his associates.  If you are not familiar with Deepak, Google him. In the meantime, for an introduction to meditation and it’s benefits, click here

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