Or, the Further Adventures of Hose-Nose
On the recommendation of the LJ Brain Trust, I bought myself a hose-cozy for the CPAP. So now I don't look like Chuck Yeager when I sleep, I look like stylish Chuck Yeager when I sleep!
The good news, it really works. :D I slept deeply all night, with no drying out of my nose and throat, and with no rain on my face at 3:00 a.m. I am quite the happy camper about this. :) It's now 7:30 a.m. and I have more energy than I did all day yesterday!
It does sort of irk me that such a vital piece of the equipment should be "sold separately," but I suppose there are some places where such an accessory would be redundant. Death Valley, say.
Still! Solution in place and working. Thanks for the advice, all!