Anyone here have a CPAP(Continuous positive airway pressure) machine? For those unfamiliar with the term " CPAP: Continuous positive airway pressure. ... Patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated with CPAP wear a face mask during sleep which is connected to a pump (CPAPmachine) that forces air into the nasal passages at pressures high enough to overcome obstructions in the airway and stimulate normal breathing." I was having trouble sleeping and would often wake up gasping. I also knew I had sleep apnea because my wife worried that I would sometimes just stop breathing for a few seconds at night. My Doctor referred me to a respiratory therapist and she sent me home with a recording CPAP machine for a few nights of sleep tests which confirmed the condition. She recommended that I buy a CPAP machine to alleviate the the problem. They range in price from several hundred to a couple of thousand so I was a bit skeptical but she let me continue using her CPAP machine for a few weeks. I was getting much better sleep and as a consequence, felt much better so I decided to buy one. I've had the machine for thee years now and use it all night, every night. No problems at all with the machine and it's use. The only issue is the type of mask. Originally I opted for the nasal mask that just fits over the nose. My mouth would often drop open in sleep rendering the machine useless so I made a chinstrap out of wide elastic to keep my mouth shut. I was still having trouble with the nose mask as I was swearing under the mask and that itched. I finally bought a unique mask that just sealed against my nostrils and the swiveling hose connection was on top of my head. That worked great and allows me to sleep on my stomach.