Some background. I am a diabetic with a long family history of this insidious condition traceable back to the mid 1850's! I control mine -- it does not control me! As part of my control, I have a very good medical team to assist me.
During a recent quarterly review by my Endocrinologist, it was noted that it had been some time since I had been reviewed by my Cardiologist. A review was scheduled, with resultant Cardio Angiograms. Whilst recovering from the day surgery procedure, the monitoring equipment continually gave a low oxygen saturation alarm. This was reported to the Cardiologist who arranged for an in home Sleep Test. The results were excessive hypopneas, apneas, and SNORING! A subsequent referral to the Sleep Specialist resulted in a weeks test using an Auto CPAP and mask. A prescription was prepared and I purchase my CPAP and mask. The first week's use was magnificent. AHI less than 1! and snore index less than 1! Now after two months (in winter) A sore throat and blocked nose resulted in an investment in a humidifier. Now I am very happy!
If you have the resources, I recommend that data downloading to allow awareness is so helpful, and access and to this forum has proved invaluable.
So to new or prospective users, I can only say be patient and persist with the therapy.
Cheers and Sleep well!