Aha, a sleep apnea thread pops up again…
I myself too have a Resmed (S8?) model, w/nasal “pillows” that insert into your nostrils… Much less invasive than some full face fighter pilot oxygen mask models they have out there.
I’ve fallen off the wagon this month wearing it due to being ill & when you have a cold how the hell do you wear your CPAP then?
Need to get back to wearing mine as there is a marked difference in energy levels, when I started wearing it again I was shocked at how awake I was in the afternoons at work with the usual afternoon coffee before the zombie drive home…
I don’t know how it works in the US but IIRC here in Canada under some insurance plans a large % is covered by OHIP… at most my unit ran me a few hundred $$$ out of pocket.
As for Steelnation, strap in a little tighter so the mask stays on. I too used to wake up with my mask off but I’ve found if I keep to sleeping on my side it helps keep the mask on.
I am also helpfully reminded the mask is off by my wife walloping me in the head with a pillow to turn off what sounds like a lawnmower that fell into our bed around 3AM
I’m still set on dropping a min of 20 lbs or so to see if it helps; on the other T-Nation posts & online stuff I’d read up on SA it doesn’t matter if you’re skinny or fat, internal throat structure, neck/tonsil size, heredity, etc. all pay a role sadly