I’m a high school choral director in Riverton, a suburb of Salt Lake City. My choirs toured Southern California last year, and will head to Seattle this year.
At my school we try to do more than simply a presentation of a few songs, we try to present a concept that can make the concert an art form itself. I love putting together and directing those experiences for my students. I also love attending the concerts of other music groups, but before improving my sleep I would often snooze during longer performances. That was proof to me that sleep apnea was affecting my life.
The first remedy for my sleep apnea was nose surgery. Not even that stopped my snoring. I was then prescribed CPAP and attempted that on and off for years, but never got used to it or comfortable with it. The apnea was really taking a toll on me.