Our expert says:
I am a little surprised that you were not given a choice of masks. The most commonly used type is one which just covers the nose, but there are even ones which just plug into the nostrils.
Because you also have asthma, it is even more important that your sleep apnoea is properly treated - the combination of asthma and sleep apnoea is not a good one. It is usually not necessary to use it with oxygen, but your chest specialist will advise you about that.
Dont fret about what a bed partner might think - you put this mask on AFTER the lights are out. A bed partner will be much happier that you are sleeping peacefully and healthily, than have to cope with a racket all night which can be as loud as a vuvuzela, wondering if you are dying every time he hears you stop breathing, and having a partner who is awake enough when she should be, to be a real partner.
About 10% of men have the same problem, so the chances are good that you will meet someone who is also on this machine!
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