Hi, Pete. I've been using the mask for more than five years now. From what you wrote, my guess is that your doc has been talking about you losing your driver's license because he knows how you feel about using your machine and mask. You feel it's unnatural. Well, it is before you get used to it. I guess what would be totally natural is for someone who needs it to not use it and simply fall asleep behind the wheel. Some of the folks here have had the surgery that your doc has talked to you about. I haven't had it, but I see that many people who have had the surgery are still in need of using their xpap machines and masks afterward. So, I read a message there. I don't believe others have mentioned that using a machine and mask for sleep apnea has important health benefits because untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems including heart trouble and stroke, among other problems. So, be patient with yourself and as Trish said, use it and give it a chance to become natural.