Written by Scott Baylon
October 17, 2023
In 2022, the release of "Top Gun: Maverick" had set records at the box office and would later be nominated for "Best Picture".
Fans of the flick no doubt wanted in on the action. But flying a fighter jet isn't exactly the easiest hobby to try out. You can, however, get into the Top Gun spirit by donning your CPAP mask.
In an inspired nod to Tom Cruise's iconic character, some lads dealing with sleep apnea have cleverly transformed their Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines into fighter pilot masks. CPAP machines are widely employed in the treatment of sleep apnea, and it's hard to deny the resemblance they bear to the masks worn by characters like Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell.
While sleep apnea is a serious condition that no one should underestimate, there's something uplifting about these lighthearted moments. And you may have yourself a ready-to-go Halloween costume.
So, let's give serious props to these individuals who are using humor and creativity to raise awareness about sleep apnea and make themselves feel like legends while cruising through the "Danger Zone" of TikTok.