Roman Kemp Praised For Raising Awareness After Sharing Snap Of His Oxygen Mask
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Roman Kemp has been praised for raising awareness of sleep apnoea, after he shared a photo wearing his oxygen mask this week.
Roman, 29, has been diagnosed with sleep apnoea, a disorder which causes the sufferer's breathing to start and stop while asleep.
Roman visited a doctor and received his diagnosis and he must now wear an oxygen mask to bed. Many people with sleep apnoea have to use what’s known as a CPAP machine to ensure they have enough oxygen as they sleep.
Sharing a snap of the mask on social media, the radio host said jokingly: "The best thing is, it’s not that noticeable on your face..."
Followers were very supportive of Roman's post, with many flooding the comments to praise him for raising awareness of the condition.
One person wrote: "Good to see a young man normalising sleep apnea," while another said: "Well done for putting this out there and raising awareness!"
And a third added: "Raising awareness tho @romankemp sleep apnoea is a serious thing."
Meanwhile, a fourth commented: "If its helping then it doesn't matter what it looks like. Well done for raising awareness."
And a fifth said: "Great you are raising awareness about sleep apnea."
Earlier this year, Roman revealed his plans to retire within the next five years after being diagnosed with the condition.
Speaking to the MailOnline about the future of his breakfast show on Capital FM, Roman admitted: "I want a decade on air at least. I would love to be able to say I did a decade on that show – whether my bosses will allow that I don't know."
He added: "The doctors told me I must wear an oxygen mask. There is absolutely nothing sexy about going back to Roman Kemp's house.
"They are expecting candles and mood lighting but they're getting a Darth Vader impression into an oxygen tank. My love life will look a niche Channel 5 documentary!"
Roman also discussed his retirement plans, which could involve moving to a new country and pet pooches.
"I want to get to the point where I start a family and do what I want to do," he said. "I want to be a stay-at-home dad and open a dog sanctuary."
For more information on the symptoms and treatments for sleep apnoea, visit the NHS website here.