I'm a "hose head" too! I've developed sleep apnea after I started prednisone 2 1/2 years ago because I gained a lot of weight around my face and neck. I've had the CPAP for over a year now and use it every night....as you say, you've got to keep breathing if you want to go fishing! There are lots of us who have to use CPAPs, especially those of us who have reached a "certain age", so please don't feel like you're alone here.
Good luck with everything!
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