This morning I drove to Eatontown to pick up my CPAP machine and to learn how to use it. I was hoping to get one of the small masks that just covers your nose, but the technician asked me if I often wake up with a dry mouth and do I keep a glass of water on the nightstand. I answered yes to both, so he told me I would need one of the masks that covers the nose and the mouth.

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He fitted to my face and turned the machine on. The force of air was pretty strong, and I am beginning to wonder if I’ll be able to sleep with it on. If I can and it works, I’ll get a much better night’s sleep (so I am told), but while it doesn’t make a lot of noise, it is also far from comfortable.

Bill Doyle photo

Still, I am anxious to try it out and see if I feel better (not that I feel all that bad, now). I’ll let you know how it goes.

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