My next step is to get a prescription for the CPAP and start using it at least 80% of my sleeping time. I'll have to provide documentation to the DOT in order to keep my CDL. Not much I can do about it, it is what it is.
Find out the major suppliers of CPAP machines and buy stock. The DOT regs are ridiculous and doctors aren’t even sure how to interpret them. They have a list of criteria and if you fall into it they send you for a sleep study. They set the threshold for apneas per hour low enough to catch as many people as they can. Can they show anyone a study to prove that using CPAP to treat mild apnea increases safety?
Our company pays 100% of the cost for CPAP testing, machines, and supplies. The catch is their machine, and you must use their machine, reports via cell phone to safety every day and anyone out of compliance is banned from driving until they are back in compliance. I don’t know how many days it takes to get back in compliance but it is several.
I have heard mixed reports from users, some like it others resent it and just have trouble sleeping with it. Good luck and thank your federal bureaucrats.