7 Animals with Sleep Apnea


In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight, but could the lion – or any animal for that matter – possibly suffer from sleep apnea?

1. Dogs – This Bulldog Knows That the CPAP Was Invented to Help a Dog Sleep Better…  Did You?

The DreamWear Nasal Mask System

  • Tubing located at the top of the head
  • Light-weight frame and minimal design
  • Reduces red marks and discomfort

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There is only one breed of dog that is known to suffer from sleep apnea – the bulldog, or what is most commonly known as the English Bulldog. With a short snout, underbite and loud, rumbling snoring when they sleep – and plenty of snorting when they are awake – bulldogs seem custom made for the sleep disorder. We’re pretty sure that if a bulldog were looking for a CPAP mask, we’d recommend the all-new DreamWear Nasal Mask System.


2. Elephants – With a Brain That Weighs 11 Pounds, She Knows That She Needs a SoClean Right Now!

SoClean 2

  • Destroys 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and mold
  • Completely automated – time-saving operation
  • Supports a wide range of mask types

They are the largest land mammals on the planet (yet they are afraid of mice), they can sense earthquakes and tsunamis before they happen (even though they cause minor earthquakes when they walk), they recognize themselves in the mirror (should I go on a diet?), and they sleep standing up, often while snoring – could elephants suffer from sleep apnea? Elephants eat up to 70,000 calories a day and have quite a hefty build – luckily their thin ears serve as giant personal air conditioners in the scorching heat. Elephants also have one of the strangest respiratory tracks of any animal with their elongated trunks. Could elephants be suffering from sleep apnea? What we do know is that elephants are dirty and have a penchant for being covered in mud, which makes the SoClean 2 that much more important in keeping their CPAP masks pristine!


3. Bears – They’re Only  Grumpy When Their CPAP Breaks…  Duh. 

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These majestic ursine creatures can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and they are known for hibernating for up to 5 months out of the year – usually during the coldest months. If bears snore anything like they roar, you can probably bet that they also have some for of sleep apnea too. And everyone knows that the last thing you want to run into is an ornery bear…  Good thing they have the CPAP RX Package so if their CPAP machine breaks they can get a prescription for a new one in less than 24 hours!  No unbearable bears here…


4. Hippopotami – Probably Need Full Face Masks.

AirFit F20 Full Face Mask System

  • Soft, padded, fabric covered frame is flexible and gentle on your skin
  • New seal design adapts to your sleeping position
  • Magnetic clips and quick-release elbow make it easy to take your mask on and off

By weight, hippos are the third largest land mammal on the planet. Hippos also spend more than half their lives in the water and they can store up to two days worth of food in their stomachs at once. In fact, hippos sleep by floating on the surface of the water – basically like large ships. Do hippos also have sleep apnea? – If you think about how thick their necks are and take into consideration all those aforementioned details, you’d probably think they do. In terms of a CPAP mask, a hippopotamus would probably find comfort from the AirFit F20 Full Face Mask System.


5. Orangutans – They Need Some Peace and Quiet Too.

AirFit P10 Mask System

  • Advanced air diffusion that is barely audible
  • 50% quieter and 50% lighter than the Swift FX mask
  • Can fit the QuickFit elastic headgear in less than 30 seconds


Could these acrobatic, ginger members of the great ape family suffer from sleep apnea? Being so plump and sometimes slothful, orangutans also have some of the same sleep patterns as humans do, so it could very well be that they also suffer from the sleep disorder. How do you say ‘stop snoring’ in orangutan? If we were to recommend a CPAP mask to an orangutan, we’d probably recommend the AirFit P10 Mask System, which provides advanced air diffusion that is barely audible, significantly reducing disturbance for you and your bed partner.


6. Cows – Udderly Comfortable in the Swift FX Bella 

Swift FX Bella Mask System

  • Swift FX headgear of exclusive Bella loops
  • Easy and quick to fit with minimal parts for ease of use
  • Exceptional softness, simplicity and stability


Cows are hefty creatures, which leads us to believe that they probably have sleep apnea too. So, the next time you go cow tipping – have a little heart, will ya? We’d like to guess that a cow would probably get the best relief by using the Swift FX Bella Gray Mask System, which provides more comfort for those who move around at night – perfect for cow tipping.


7. Walrus – Have You Ever Put Chopsticks in Your Gums and Pretended To Be a Walrus?  Do It…

Amara View Full Face Mask System

  • Soft thin fabric straps avoid the ears and eyes
  • Widest field of vision of all leading full face masks
  • Quick release tabs make it easy to take on and off


Walruses are one of the biggest ofthe flippered marine mammals – tipping the scales at almost 4,000 pounds. You see, walruses are an interesting species because they spend most of their time switching between water and land, which has given them an advanced respiratory mechanism that allows them to breath in water for a long time, but one study suggests that they might suffer from brief apneas while sleeping on land. The results of the study are inconclusive, but if you’ve ever heard a walrus bark, you’d definitely suspect they have some form of sleep apnea. When it comes to CPAP masks, a walrus would probably go with the Amara View Full Face Mask System, because it is made out of a high quality clear silicone, which means those giant tusks couldn’t even destroy it.



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