Former Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers lineman Aaron Taylor looked into the faces of his little boys one day and knew he had to figure out a way to make continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) work for him. “At the end of the day, I wasn’t going to let whether I had to wear a mask or not take away the opportunities I have in life to spend precious time with my wife, my children and my family,” he says.
Aaron, who had snored ever since he was in high school, found himself so fatigued three years ago that he decided to undergo a sleep study. He wanted to rule out the fact that he might have sleep apnea. “The sleep test for me was part exploratory and part hunch, after having a couple of friends with sleep apnea die prematurely,” explains Aaron.