Love this post. I too wear a CPAP. I hate it. It took me several weeks to get used to the idea of having to wear it. I have tried numerous masks trying to find the right fit and one that doesnt give me pressure ulcers all over my face. Sometimes I do fall asleep without it on, and I can really tell the difference. I am a strong advocate for my patients and CPAP usage. I work in an ambulatory care setting and everytime I see sleep apnea listed as a diagnosis, I open a dialogue about it with the patient. I dont know if it makes a difference for them, but I would like to think that it does. Also, alot of doctors are not on the bandwagon with CPAP. I see patients all the time, obese, diabetic, hypertensive, etc, etc..complaining of depression, fatigue, headaches...the first thought in my head is sleep apnea? I have suggested this a few times to different docs, but have learned to treed lightly with some docs. They dont appreciate nurse's knowledge.