My mother, 87, was diagnosed with sleep apnea years ago (but, now that I think about it, never did a sleep study). She was prescribed a CPAP machine and either refused to use it or tore it off during the night. My father, on the other hand, took to it easily. She got a different mask with similar results. Now she is in a nursing home and after her last illness has been prescribed permanent 24 hour oxygen through a cannula in her nostrils. She doesn’t like it, but doesn’t fight it. Her yearly appointment with her neurologist is coming up at which time he will again prescribe a CPAP.
I am loathe to try to push another treatment on her when she doesn’t handle well the other indignities of aging.