What I have noticed a drastic change in my life on are:
* No more afternoon naps
* no more reflux during the night
* not waking during the night / no need to go to the loo
* much more alert
* I was frequently waking with a swollen uvula - hasn't happened and I feel "safer" going to sleep now knowing I am not going to wake choking or gasping for air
Lastly I enjoy the sound of my machine - it keeps me from listening to other noises... it puts me to sleep quicker
The only thing that didn't change was that I still wake up feeling like I have been "hit by a truck" and I still need about 10 hours of sleep per night... turns out I have some kind of arthritis - just had extensive tests done and find out soon but they think it's the same hereditary condition both of my brothers have ankylosing spondilitis.
The bottom line is I am so happy my life long problems are being diagnosed and treated and I can start functioning more normally and enjoying living again!
I have appreciated the help I have got from this forum