A patient with severe sleep apnea shares that she had an extremely easy transition to wearing the mask and being connected to a machine to enable sleep, reports Chicago Now.

The truth is that my vanity is what prevented me from seeking treatment sooner.  That vanity contributed to me and my husband and my children suffering from the effects of my sleep apnea for so much longer than was necessary.  My health suffered, too.  Sleep apnea contributes to high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, depression, irritability, insomnia, and a host of other unpleasant possibilities.  It is nothing to joke about, or ignore.