Had a very good visit with the sleep doctor, he says the machine is doing it's job, but understands that I am tired and waking up a lot.
We decided to go back to a below the chin fast, as this mask is ending up in my mouth (riding up). I think that is what is waking me up. The reason we left the below the chin mask is that it woke me up popping -- leaking. The new model is supposed to fix that problem, not sure when I'll get it, probably by the end of the week, I'll know better tomorrow.
He also gave me Abien CR samples (2) and I'm going to save them for the new mask and changing a mask that much will really mess me up. Has every other time.
He also thinks my machine is due for replacement, the new one isn't much different than mine but he doesn't think any new ones are coming out, and the new model is three months old. I'm not as "oh, need new technology" with CPAP. I'm also not convinced that the new machine is smaller or even the same size (I think it is bigger), but we'll see. I can always travel with the old one, and I can put it downstairs so I could possibly nap down there.
And yeah, I understand why Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger died, but I haven't gotten to that point yet, but I've almost been there.