When Neal first unpacked the CPAP and put it on, I thought it resembled snorkeling gear. But when he turned on the machine and starting playing with the various air pressure settings, I decided it resembled Darth Vader. If only the mask had been black and covered more of his face, he would have been a dead ringer for the Star Wars character.
This is what I slept with that first night:
After trying the Darth Vader mask for about a week, Neal just couldn't get comfortable enough with it to sleep through the night. He went back to the clinic to be fitted for a different contraption, one that was less restrictive and offered various nasal pieces.
Here is what I'm currently sleeping with:
So, now I think this one resembles some sort of an alien creature. No matter what it resembles, it seems to be working...for both of us. I get to sleep through the night without hearing the snoring, and Neal gets to sleep through the night without fear of being assaulted.