Mike I have been using CPAP since March 17, 2011. Yep, the dated is ingrained in my brain. It is a difficult process with much trial & error and most of the work has to be done by the patient. I hate CPAp but I do sleep well with it. If something else would work as well I would try it in a heart beat. I don't find it hinders with travel but I can see where it might "get in the way" in dating situations. But then in that situation there usually are revelations of many kinds that are made as a relationship grows. Wish I was very wealthy and could have more research done on the treatment of this horrible illness. But it could be worse. There is always someone that is in a worse situation than you/me, I think.
Well, Mike, you certainly know more about CPAP than I do. Perhaps the Provent product would be less awkward for dating situations? I know what you mean though, it is a complete hassle unless at home in the bedroom without a date. I hope they do come up with a medical alternative that does not involve invasive surgery. Based on my reading the mandidbular-maxillo advancement seems the most promising and usually improves your looks (they say).
Mike, I started a new discussion for success stories. Hopefully you will see some comments from people CPAP has helped. Unfortunately I do not have a sucess story yet, except to say that I have used CPAP for 3 1/2 years without problems. Due to the many prescription meds I take I am having trouble getting titrated. I am certainly the exception though. Usually after a few bumps in the road people get on with their therapy without problems and with good results.