I did it. I used the CPAP machine last night. Did it help? I have no idea. My wife said I didn’t snore, so that’s a win. Did I sleep better? We’ll see, I guess. It was definitely harder to fall asleep, but I expected that. They told me it would take a while to get used to the thing, and they are right so far. I put the mask on, turned on the machine, checked the seal, everything was good. Then I laid down and… nothing. Am I breathing too hard? Too fast? Too slow? Am I doing something wrong? Hey Robert, hows about you stop over thinking your breathing and just fall asleep. One thing that bothered me was there were a few occasions when the seal didn’t hold. I would move my mouth in the wrong way and a gap would pop open somewhere. Also, there were two times when I moved my head, I think I was rolling over onto my side, and it seemed to spring a leak above my nose. Suddenly there was air blowing into my eyes. I just took off the mask, and restarted the machine and it was fine again.
When I did the overnight test in the hospital a couple of months ago I put the mask on, laid down, and an instant later it was morning. I was kinda hoping that would happen again. Maybe it will in the future. We’ll see.
I’ll keep you all in the loop. All, like… three of you.