These Lads Are Turning Their Sleep Apnoea Machines Into Top Gun Masks
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Top Gun: Maverick has taken over cinemas and taken over social media, with a group of legends turning their serious illness into a TikTok trend.
Channelling their inner Tom Cruise, lads suffering from sleep apnoea are turning their sleeping machines into fighter pilot masks with some hilarious results.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are a commonly used device to help treat sleep apnoea and, well, they look very similar to the masks used by the likes of Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, and Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw.
One lad took it to the next level donning a full pilot suit and popping on those iconic aviator glasses for the full effect.
Of course, these lads have to have the iconic ‘Danger Zone’ tune by Kenny Loggins blaring out over their videos to really get them into the mood.
While sleep apnoea certainly isn’t anything to laugh at, you have to give these legends kudos for having some fun with their illness.
One user who jumped on the trend received over 240k likes, with plenty of TikTok users loving the innovative use of the CPAP machine.
One user commented: “CPAP Avengers Assemble.”
Another user said: “As a fellow CPAP wearer, awesome job.”
While one user summed up our exact thoughts, saying: “Ok you win the internet today!”
Sleep apnoea impacts a significant chunk of the world’s population.
According to a 2019 study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, it is estimated approximately one billion of the world’s population between the ages of 30 and 69 years have obstructive sleep apnoea.
Sleep apnoea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that sees breathing repeatedly stop and start while sleeping.
Common symptoms include loud snoring, episodes in which you stop breathing in sleep, and insomnia - not fun at all.
So serious props to those lads having a bit of fun online and making themselves feel like legends with the apropos 'Danger Zone' tune.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick has been a wild success both in reception and at the box office.
According to Box Office Mojo, it has grossed a worldwide total of $600 million (AU$836m, £479m), and also doubled Tom Cruise’s previous opening weekend total, drawing in $160 million (AU$223m, £128m)
On Rotten Tomatoes it has a fantastic rating of 97 per cent and a 99 per cent audience score.