Many people who have been prescribed CPAP machines stop using them because of discomfort or difficult to use. CPAP machines, used correctly, can result in a restful, worry free night of sleep and increase a person’s overall quality of life. The following tips may help sleep apnea sufferers use CPAP machines more successfully:
- Make sure your mask fits properly. Masks should be sized correctly and adjusted to fit your face. There are several types of masks, including a full mask which allows you to breath through your mouth, a mask with a chin strap to keep your mouth closed, or a mask with nasal pillows so that it doesn’t put too much pressure at the pressure points.
- Use the humidifier on CPAP machines to decrease dryness.
- Replace your filters every month and keep your tubing clean.
- Use your CPAP machine every time you sleep so that you fully adjust to it quickly.