WellAwareSystems is a resource site for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The site is founded by Thomas Oldham who was diagnosed with the condition a decade ago when he was still in his thirties.
As a professional engineer (BSc. MSc. Ceng) suffering with sleep apnea, he knows how frustrating the condition can be. You go to sleep early at night hoping to feel recharged the following day. But when morning arrives, you still feel just as drained as the night before; it’s as if you haven’t slept at all.
After years of suffering sleepless nights due to snoring and other discomfort brought by OSA, which was compounded with a large amount of travel as required by his career as a design engineer, Thomas's wife really urged him to see a doctor. After going through a round of nocturnal polysomnography tests where his breathing pattern, brain, lung and heart activity, and blood oxygen levels were monitored during sleep, the verdict was finally in – he has obstructive sleep apnea.
To this day, Thomas still remembers the confusion, fear, and uncertainty he felt upon hearing the diagnosis. It was his first time hearing of the medical term and he admitted to feeling anxious when he found out that he actually stopped breathing for several seconds in his sleep. In hindsight, he figured it was probably better if he reached out to fellow sufferers back then, even for that simple reassurance that sleep apnea is manageable and is not as scary as he once thought. He knew of medical devices which were designed to alieviate the condition, but from his product engineering experience in medical devices such as CPAP machines - it was clear that they are not all created equal.
And that’s what every member of the WellAwareSystems.com
website team is here for. Each of us suffer from sleep apnea to varying degrees and have experienced the same shock and fear as the rest when we found out about the condition. We have a small team which we are slowly building up to provide even more reviews and guidelines on how to combat your condition. Our We know that not every CPAP machine is suited to all people. We all are individuals, and therefore some sleep apnea devices are better suited to some people, and some to others. With our first hand experience of the disease, along with Thomas's level of product engineering experience and expertise, we are here to share the lessons we’ve learned along the way and help you deal with some issues that may arise from your OSA medical devices.
Once your doctor gives you a prescription for a CPAP machine for your treatment, you’ve got another headache coming your way. There are too many brands and models out there that deciding which works for you is confusing. As fellow sufferers, our team members have made countless buying mistakes when choosing our first CPAP device such as going for a very expensive model when one does not really need all its high-end features or going for a model that does not deliver the comfortable treatment you deserve.
That is where our team comes in. At WellAwareSystem, it is our mission to help you figure out the best CPAP machines for your specific needs. Our site owner has vast experience in plastic products, medical devices and product engineering experience, along with years of suffering from OSA condition - we are well positioned to offer our advise and expertise. Our second and third in command is Patricia Watters and George Porter, who have only recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but have suffered for several years, bringing a new depth of understanding.
In this site, you’ll find CPAP machine reviews as well as buying guides to help you make an intelligent buying decision. We’ve also included pros and cons for each of the high-quality options we covered in our articles to give you a better understanding of each product.
We’ve also included s few resources to answer some questions you may have about sleep apnea, its treatment, and some of the issues commonly encountered by sufferers. It is our goal that you’ll eventually learn how to manage your condition and get that restful sleep each night just like Thomas and the rest of the WellAwareSystems team.