I'm new to the forum, be gentle!
I just wanted to share a minor success that I've had with Sleep Apnea. But I'll start with my failure. I was diagnosed with severe obstructive Sleep Apnea. I tried, and tried using my CPAP machine, but I couldn't get used to it. I kept waking up at 1AM having it feel like it was overpowering my breathing, but in a bad way. Having talked with others since I believe it might have been the ramp up feature that was causing my issue. But I eventually gave up on it.
What I did do was lose 10 pounds, and I bought an adjustable bed. It was really expensive, but it's helped me a lot. It's way more comfy than sleeping in a chair (which I did for a while) And by angling the bed upwards at just the right angle, my symptoms reduced dramatically. And I can even sleep on my back, which I hadn't been able to do for years because of my symptoms. I feel a lot better now. The downside is we couldn't afford a bed that adjusted on both side independently, and my wife finds sleeping at that angle uncomfortable sometimes. She's really good about it, but I hate inconveniencing her. So with that in mind, I'm thinking on trying the CPAP machine again without the ramp up feature.
Anyhow, I'm not sure if this info will help anyone else, but I just wanted to put it out there just in case.