Tips To Using CPAP Machines Posted on March 31, 2010 by Chris Vasta 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.