Get Your CPAP On For These 6 Alabama Game Day Traditions

It’s that time of the year again: college football season. For Crimson Tide fans, it’s something even more.  You could take Mardi Gras, New Year’s Eve, and Super Bowl Sunday and you still wouldn’t come close to the excitement felt in Tuscaloosa during football season. This year, everything will get put on the backburner until the Tide takes back the championship. That toothache? It can wait until January. But, if you have obstructive sleep apnea and still want to enjoy all the festivities and traditions, CPAP treatment is the last thing you want to put off. Without CPAP, you won’t be able to enjoy these classic game day traditions.

Libations at the Houndstooth


You’ll definitely need to get your CPAP on after you enjoy a cold one at Houndstooth – a local bar a stone’s throw from the stadium that has been an institution through the decades.  CPAP use is important after an excursion at the Houndstooth, as alcohol exacerbates sleep apnea symptoms and you will want to be well rested so you can continue celebrating for days on end. Drink a beer and take a look at the jersey lined walls and photos that paint an illustrious history of ‘Bama on the green doing what it does best: kicking ass. This is a great spot to stop by before or after the game. If you don’t have season tickets, you can always watch the game on the big screen TVs, but be warned: it will be packed.

Meet at the Denny Chimes Before the Game


Won’t you be glad that you stuck to CPAP treatment when you get that text from your friends to meet at the Denny Chimes bright and early? You’ll be well rested and ready to go. Your S9 Autoset CPAP stays quiet all through the night so you can enjoy those resounding chimes in the morning. The Denny Chimes will be blasting its 25 bells every 15 minutes, so it will be hard to miss. Now that you are using a CPAP, those morning headaches are no more. You can enjoy the ringing bells without a pounding headache. And when you get there, be sure to look down, because you’ll be able to catch the hand and foot prints of every Tide captain since 1947. It’s a pretty cool piece of history.

Don’t Miss The Illustrious Walk of Champions


The Walk of Champions will require every ounce of energy and stamina, so you’ll definitely want to get your CPAP on the night before if you want to feel like a champion. A recent study shows, CPAP patients saw a 96% improvement in their ability to enjoy the things they love without feeling fatigued. What do ‘Bama fans love more than watching the team and the coach proudly walk to the stadium?  The Walk of Champions is a must see for any true Alabama fan and it is a mandatory prerequisite to any crazy tailgate party. You may want to get there a little earlier, because the crowds are going to be wild and it will be hard to find a good vantage point.

Step Inside the Wonder That is Bryant Museum


The football trivia fanatics and the information junkies will want to visit the Bryant Museum. There is a lot to see and learn in this little gem, so you’ll want to stick to your CPAP regimen if you want to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the tour. Here’s some trivia for you – did you know that CPAP therapy reverses brain damage caused by sleep apnea? Take those regenerated brain cells to the Bryant and soak in every detail of Tide history – from traditions to ephemera – that dates all the way back to the late 1800s. Why is this museum so important? Why do you need to visit? Mostly because if you are true ‘Bama fan, you’ll want to learn everything you can about the team and why it’s so special. For those fans whose thirst for knowledge extends to their CPAP therapy, they will want to learn about the AirSense, a CPAP that wirelessly tracks and transmits CPAP use data.

Take Part In the Elephant Stomp


Another amazing pre-game tradition is the Elephant Stomp. This is your chance to see the amazing Million Dollar Band, the official Tide marching band, do what they do best: get people pumped up for the game. Of course, if you got your CPAP on the night before, you’ll already be pretty pumped. Watching this classic band on the steps of the Gorgas Library is definitely a sight to behold. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room for a moment. CPAP therapy is not always easy, but you stick with it so you can stay healthy and see the Crimson Tide crush its opponents year after year. Let the Crimson Tide be your CPAP motivation – what would Coach Saban do?

Partake In the Awesome Rammer Jammer Victory Chant


There is nothing like singing the Rammer Jammer victory chant when the Tide wins and the crowd goes wild. Right there in that moment, you really feel like you belong. Fans travel from far and wide to cheer on their beloved team. Don’t leave your CPAP behind. You want to bring your A-game to the big game so take your CPAP and CPAP battery with you when you go. You can also invest in a travel CPAP to make it even easier on you.  In the end, it is imperative to commit to CPAP treatment and get plenty of sleep – only then will you be able to feel the full force of all the love in the air when ‘Bama scores that game-winning touchdown. There’s no other feeling like it.