I to have sleep apnea. I have had it for over 5 years. I have been on both machines (CPAP & BIPAP)with little success. I have been following the forum and a lot of people have asked about the surgery for sleep apnea. I have my surgery in about 5 hours. I will find out first hand what it is like and what the out come is. I will let you know of my recovery- if you would like.