Sleeping with the Stars: Celebrities and CPAP

January 24, 2017

Celebrities and CPAP Hollywood hills shot from a distance with title "Sleeping with the stars"

Sleep apnea and CPAP therapy are becoming more and more commonplace. This spotlight focuses on the use of CPAP devices on television, in the movies, and in real life with the stars that we watch on our screens. We hope you enjoy our little piece on “Sleeping with the Stars: Celebrities and CPAP”.

Years ago, when SleepTech was a new company, sleep apnea was not something that was commonly talked about. Sleep apnea was not well known and many people were left to feel helpless and hopeless with their snoring and over-tired days. Today, however, it is more mainstream than ever with the help of education, television, social media, and more respiratory therapists treating sleep apnea.




#1) Mike & Molly

Mike starts using a CPAP Machine and, as much as Molly is happy to have the possibility of a “snore-less” sleep, comedy ensues as she tries to get used to the look of the new mask. Please note: if you do continue snoring as Mike does in this episode, please speak with your therapist as the pressure may need to be adjusted. Mike is seen here with the discontinued Philips Respironics ComfortClassic mask but you could try the Philips Respironics ComfortGel Nasal Mask


#2) Brooklyn Nine Nine

Boyle and Jake are undercover on a multi-day stakeout. On Day 2 we see Boyle arising to his alarm with his CPAP mask on. Boyle defends his machine and mask saying that “since she took up residence on my face, I sleep like a baby.” 😉

Boyle is seen here with the Philips Respironics Wisp Mask


#3) The Simpsons

Homer Simpson has to use a CPAP machine to deal with his sleep disordered breathing. Although the clip is a bit dramatic and this is usually not people’s response, Lisa’s reaction is interesting. When Lisa, Homer’s daughter thinks her Daddy is having sleeping/breathing issues, she displays worry and stress. This clip is funny (just as people joke about snoring) but also has serious undertones.

We’re going to suggest that Homer is wearing an “imaginary cartoon mask” but we’ll suggest the ResMed Mirage Activa™ LT Nasal Mask


#4) The Big Bang Theory

In this episode, Sheldon is explaining that “it could be a sinus infection” or it could be sleep apnea so you should see a otorhinolaryngologist. Sleep apnea and a sinus infection have different symptoms and you can check the sleep apnea symptoms here. You also do not need to go see an otorhinolaryngologist if you suspect either of the above. An otorhinolaryngologist is a surgical subspecialty within medicine that deals with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. If you suspect a sinus infection, book an appointment with your GP (General Practitioner) or go to the nearest walk-in clinic.

If you suspect sleep apnea, print this referral form and have your GP fill it out for you. Call us if you need help with this. Through SleepTech, you can have a take-home sleep apnea test done.


#5) YouTube

YouTube has exploded with videos on sleep apnea, CPAP therapy and more but we thought you all would appreciate this one. Here is a parody of Katy Perry’s ROAR in the form of “SNORE”. The mask seen is most likely the discontinued however, a good alternative would be the Fisher and Paykel Eson™ 2 Nasal Mask

We hope that you have enjoyed these little snippets of celebrities and CPAP masks and machines. We’re so happy that the public is expanding their awareness on the dangers of sleep apnea and are seeking treatment.  When you sleep well, we really do sleep well!

Sweet dreams,
The Team at SleepTech

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