If you stop breathing, gasp or choke in your sleep and have obstructive sleep apnea, you may have been offered CPAP (mask and hose). Some people find it uncomfortable or claustrophobic wearing a CPAP mask all night, for others it just simply isn’t first line therapy. Unfortunately, many people are sent to local CPAP providers due to ignorance, expediency or relationship. While CPAP is likely to remain the ‘gold standard’, many predict that alternatives to CPAP will become start to become mainstream. A patient MUST be given all of their options before a decision is made by them. Alas, this is not common in such a competitive industry.