I Must Be An Alien

I have a CPAP machine but despite many attempts to find a good fit with a CPAP mask, I can't find one that fits my strange alien face. The Sleep Technician tried to modify the mask with two different sizes of nose pillows that simply won't fit and the full masks seem to be made for heavier people with larger faces, making me feel like I have some form of alien life form face. I just don't know what to do so my CPAP sits there on my nightstand collecting dust because I cannot use it. If anyone has ideas, please share them with me. Outside of the sleep study diagnosing the sleep apnea, having it does not interfere with my sleep. I am never tired during the day nor do I have any of the symptoms and side-effects from sleep apnea. I just can't get a mask or pillow mask to fit my cranium.
RAYT721 RAYT721
51-55, M
1 Response Jan 22, 2012

I had Sleep Apnea but talked to my Ears, Nose and Throat" doctor (who had the same surgery himself) and he was able to convince my insurance company (in less than 5 munutes), that a 60 minute surgery taking out my tonsils, my uvla, and a bunch of that extra hanging crap in my throat and I was cured of sleep apnea. I was in and out of the hospital where the surgery took place in four hours. I cannot snore now because everything back there to allow snoring is removed. Four of my friends have asked for and have gotten the surgery and are now sleeping like a babies every night with no CPAP machine ever again. Check it out. Ask the question. I had the operation in 2010 and am very thankful I made the decision to have the surgery. I had 10 days of a sore throat and now a lifetime of no problems.