Secrets to Success: Answer is FREE

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.”
- Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (Dutch Essayist & Scientist – 1930 - 2002)
Why won’t the medical specialists educate themselves as to how to use CPAP and Bilevel or BiPAP sleep apnea machines better? Is it because “complexity sells better”? You may conclude that the only reasons are probably Money and that the specialists do not understand how the machines truly work. On this Blog, I will provide The Secrets to Success using CPAP and Bilevel and how sleep apnea therapy using these machines truly works and the Answer is FREE!   

When my son finished school, there were from memory, 8 kids that wanted to become medical specialists. He asked them why. The kids all said “Money; to earn lots of money.” Not one kid went to say “To care for patients. To have understanding and have kindness and compassion for humanity.” 

There is an estimated 80% or more than 15 million people who are non-compliant, failing and non-successful on sleep apnea therapy. More details are on the blog post Why is CPAP Compliance Rate Low? The sleep medical specialists purport to be experts in the use of the sleep apnea machines and have probably been blinded by money. They have made sleep apnea therapy complex when it is Simple!  

Why do I believe that what I have done will work for others?

I have done things differently to what others have done. Nothing suggested to stop CPAP side effects and issues was working and I was having terrible sleep. I didn’t sleep properly and wake up feeling great and energized each day until 2017, some 7 years after I was first diagnosed.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
- Confucius

During this time, I did have some great days; however these days were not consistently good. I had some of the hardest and most difficult days of my life during this period. In learning how the machines truly work, I made plenty of mistakes. When I look back, some were just plain basic mistakes. Hindsight is always a wonderful thing.

The air from the machine kept coming through the eye tear duct and coming out of the eyes waking me up constantly throughout the night. I would wake up in the morning with terrible, sore red painful eyes. This particular CPAP side effect was the hardest one that I had to overcome. It was nearly impossible to overcome using any sleep apnea mask. Think of how high Mt Everest is and add 3,000 to 4,000 feet on top. That is the mountain I had to climb. It is the closest thing to impossible that I have had to deal with.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”
Nelson Mandela (South African Statesman – 1918 – 2013) 

You can read more about blocked tear ducts and the eye DCR operation at the following link: 

From each mistake, I learnt some more of how the sleep apnea therapy was to truly work. I kept picking myself up again and again. I was not going to be defeated even if it took the rest of my life may be up to 40 to 50 years! To succeed, I had to use what I believe are the 4 P's to Success:





The 4 P's played a huge part in seeing that I succeeded and be part of the answer to The Secrets to Success using CPAP and Bilevel.

In 2013, I had a theory of how the machines and therapy should work and how I could stop the air coming through the eye tear ducts and out the eyes. It took 4 years to 2017 to prove the theory and execute by trial and error making hundreds of adjustments to the machine settings, sometimes every night. The answer is detailed on the blog post CPAP Settings to Stop Air coming out the Eyes.

Ask yourself how the most successful and wealthiest people became that way. Many did not go to university. They did things their way. They did not follow what others had done.

It is best summed up in the following quote: 

“There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn’t need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn’t do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn’t prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do; and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot.”  
- Mark Twain (American Author – 1835 - 1910) 

I challenge any of you to ask your sleep medical specialist how to treat the issue of air coming through the eye tear ducts and out the eyes using a sleep apnea machine with pressure up to 17 cmH2O using any mask. From discussions and contact with various medical researchers and other people in the sleep industry, they were not able to give an answer. Some had not heard of the issue! Also, going to see an Ophthalmologist, an eye specialist for most people is not the answer. The two Aha moments that gave me the solution are on the blog post Stop Eye Tear Duct Air Regurgitation.

From reading articles on the internet, I understand that the majority of the sleep specialists do not regularly use the sleep apnea machines. Did you learn to drive a car from someone who does not regularly drive a car? Of course not! Think about all the accidents that would happen. You learnt from someone that regularly drives a car. In the same way, learn from someone who regularly uses the machine and who made many mistakes and learnt the hard way. 

The sleep apnea machine is like driving a car. If you have learnt to drive a car or record a program from the television or as a diabetic to inject yourself with insulin then you can drive a sleep apnea machine. 

As the sleep specialists are not educating themselves and the patients, it will be up to you to educate yourself! 

Get involved in your sleep apnea therapy. 

It is YOUR therapy

It is YOUR machine 

It is YOUR life! 

You only have one opportunity at life. Make the most of each and every day, free from pain and suffering. 

After having a sleep study, download a copy of Sleep Head software (link on right hand side) and understand the results and take action as required. Ask questions on the various sleep apnea forums. You will get a much faster answer than from a specialist and be able to educate yourself from the veterans who have many years’ experience on the various sleep apnea machines. 

In January 2018, I began writing to various sleep medical researchers and the major equipment manufacturers to have an independent research study done to assist patients in overcoming the various issues that they were having. This study was to be based on the findings that I had come up with in solving the many side effects and issues that I have had over the years. I offered to obtain the funding for such a research project. However, not one person took up the offer of carrying out a research project. 

You may not be aware, that whilst the major equipment manufacturers carry out and fund research, it is perceived in the research community that the various manufacturers have a conflict of interest. Therefore, the results obtained are not looked at as highly as those results obtained from an independent study. 

I will now provide an explanation to everyone especially the 80% non-compliant, failing and non-successful patients on how sleep apnea therapy for obstructive sleep apnea truly works. Refer Why is CPAP Compliance Rate Low?   

The explanation is free. Yes, absolutely FREE! 


When I spoke to 3 medical practitioners, they advised that there are patients in the Emergency Department and in Intensive Care who are there because they have had a heart attack, stroke or other serious medical issue. Some of these patients have died! 

I was advised that some of those patients that had died would have been due to not using the sleep apnea machine. 

Do you want to be lying in the Emergency Department or Intensive Care with your Family, close relatives and friends standing nearby, not knowing whether you are going to live or die?   
Of course not! You want to live! 

I provide the explanation and Guide to Success of how sleep apnea therapy using CPAP and Bilevel or BiPAP machines truly work so that you can have a 2nd opportunity at life. To do all the things that you wanted to do such as visiting the grand children, travel overseas, work full-time and run a successful business. 

The best technology is now available with fantastic machines and equipment such as the various masks. Use this technology to achieve what you want in life, fully rested and energized! 

Should you be having side effects and issues with your sleep apnea therapy; CHANGE what you are doing so that you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized each day.   

“Have courage. Be adventurous and Go for it! Overcome your fear.” 
- Mrhelpful

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