That is a funny experience, (Ha'Ha.)
It's great that you found such a comfortable mask and that you are so used to the CPAP therapy.
Nice going, Kiwi!
You're going to make it, after all!
LOL, and welcome to the group, USKiwi! I've always become aware of the mask before getting out of bed - hose pulling, having to get around loops of hosing, etc., but I have recently been waking up totally unaware of wearing the mask until I begin to move. A great feeling. For quite a while I was never unaware of it, and even though it wasn't uncomfortable, it was "different" and slightly disturbing, causing me to sleep even more lightly than usual. So you are doing great!
To sleep; perchance to dream...
Be sure to tie down the machine or at least the hose so you don't pull it off the table. The humidifier water can ruin the machine, and you may find insurance won't pay for a replacement. And if it's not an insurance sale, the DME may rip you off for twice the price of an insurance sale.
Get the free SleepyHead software here
for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.