You're absolutely right, Sandy about the CPAP mask being a Godsend! Good for you as you sleep a lot better not having to deal with your husband's snoring -- and a boon for him, too! Not only does he get better rest and sleep more soundly, but he won't die - or become brain damaged - as a result of the apneas.

Sorry to have written so much on my story below yours, but this is something I am a real evangelist about -- Too many people don't realize the health challenges sleep apnea poses -- or the fact that we can be totally cured using the CPAP.

I think there are a couple of other devices on the market which are supposed to be able to keep the airways open. But I have no personal knowledge of them.
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