I averaged 30 episodes an hour during the sleep test. I went in last week for a fitting and it was awful. Worse than the original sleep test. I can't sleep with all those wires attached, and the mask was even worse. And just the thought of having to wear this big harness over my head with a face mask and an air tube connecting me to a machine almost gave me a panic attack. Does it get better? Is pillow talk dead for the rest of my life? I couldn't talk with that stupid thing blowing air down my nose and throat. A "sales person" is coming out sometime in the next few weeks to fit me for a mask and select a machine. I am not sure how much leeway my insurance company gives me, but if they only authorize a crappy machine, can I pay for a better one? What should I look for in a cpap machine. I have a lot of dry-mouth. I wake up several times a night and have to take a sip of water. Will the water tank/humidifier fix this? My only medication is a blood pressure pill that is not supposed to cause dry mouth.