Thursday, April 17, 2014

Why Does Collin Do That? - Part 3

This one is more of a Why Does Collin HAVE That? than a Why Does Collin DO That?

Why Does Collin: Have a Red Nose?

Collin uses a BiPAP machine while he sleeps to keep his breathing regular and deep. Why? Because he has central sleep apnea, in which his brain sometimes stops telling his body to breathe while he's sleeping. The mask he uses is very small and well-designed to make it as comfortable as possible and it only covers his nose.

Collin modeling his BiPAP mask.

The BiPAP machine works by using pressurized air to stimulate Collin's breathing. So, for 10-12 hours every night, his cute little nose is under pretty substantial pressure. The result? Red nose.

So, no, he does not have a cold.

And yes, we have heard that Rudolph joke before.