And this is what the thing looks like when it's not on my head. This is the kind for people like me who are too claustrophobic to have the mask that covers the nose completely.
I have no clue how I'm going to sleep with this on me. When I would open my mouth to speak while the air was pushing through, I would feel like I was suffocating. When I exhaled through my nose, it was like breathing into a really thick bath towel. It's not easy pushing air out your nose while some machine is forcing air into your nose. I'm going to whine about this a lot. I'll just warn you now.
On a brighter note, I''ve been assured that I will get used to it, and that my quality of life will improve immensely. Yeah, right, I can't wait to see how that works out for me. But I'm determined that it WILL work out. I have no other choice. Sleep apnea is nothing to mess around with, plus I'm so tired of being so tired. I'll get the hang of this thing, one way or another. I'm thinking Ambien. Lots of Ambien. And Cheetos! :-)