Here's something interesting. FSVO interesting.
I've always gone to sleep on my back. I've always woken up on my back. And in between I've always been a thrasher. People don't like sleeping with me because a) I snore like a chainsaw and b) I thrash. People who have shared a bed with me have ended up with bruises. But I have always gone to sleep and woken up on my back.
With the machine now, I've been waking up on my side. Comfortably. I wonder if all those decades of snoring and thrashing and poor sleep was just me trying to keep my airway open.
Had a rough morning yesterday, but after staying up until almost 3 in the morning, I didn't have too much trouble getting to sleep (I guess if you're not really going to sleep until 3 in the morning, it helps not to go to bed and nine and toss and turn for six hours). Woke up a couple of times, on my side, but didn't have too much trouble getting back to sleep. It took about 45 minutes to decide I was awake--9:45 to 10:30 or so--but then I hopped out of bed and have been okay for about 45 minutes. Which is a huge improvement over yesterday.
Lying low today, taking it easy, and trying to just keep on keepin' on.