CPAP Tips and Tutorial

Here is a complete list of CPAP tips compiled from sleep medicine doctors, respiratory therapists, and medical experts at The CPAP Shop. Use these CPAP tips and tutorials to learn more about how to use your equipment for better long-term CPAP compliance.

CPAP Tips for Beginners

Patients recently diagnosed with OSA or new to CPAP therapy, check out CPAP tips for long-term CPAP therapy compliance. Our CPAP tips for beginners can help answer common questions and clear up confusion associated with the use of CPAP equipment.

Tips for Using CPAP

Are you struggling with the proper use of your CPAP equipment? Here you will find detailed CPAP tips compiled from sleep expert interviews and data collected from CPAP users like you. We hope our CPAP tips will make your nightly CPAP therapy more comfortable and easier.

CPAP Tutorial 

Find descriptive CPAP tutorials with step-by-step instructions on various aspects of CPAP products, including CPAP masks, machines, and supplies. Our CPAP tutorials were created by equipment manufacturers, sleep therapists, other CPAP users, and our own customer support team in an effort to help patient compliance with CPAP therapy and reduce the negative effects of sleep apnea. In our CPAP tutorial section, you can find articles on general troubleshooting, common setting updates, and much more. Our goal is to help you use your CPAP equipment successfully. 

CPAP Cleaning Tips

Ensure your CPAP compliance by learning the basics of CPAP equipment maintenance and cleaning. Our essential CPAP cleaning tips and CPAP maintenance tips will also ensure that your equipment has a long and effective life.

  • How To Clean A CPAP Mask & Hose

    How To Clean A CPAP Mask & Hose

    July 23, 2024

    Cleaning Your CPAP Mask and Hose is an essential part of your CPAP therapy. Keep a regular cleaning and replacement schedule to ensure your CPAP machine, mask, and accessories continue performing properly.

  • Sustainable Tips For Using a CPAP Machine

    Sustainable Tips For Using a CPAP Machine

    July 9, 2024

    Sustainability affects every aspect of life— including self-care through CPAP therapy. The use of CPAP requires electrical power to run CPAP machines, sometimes for up to eight hours a night. For cleaning, the process requires using chemicals to sanitize the equipment which may not be sustainable.

  • When to Replace CPAP Supplies

    When to Replace CPAP Supplies

    June 27, 2024

    CPAP masks have a lifespan, and over time the masks become worn, and the seal becomes less effective, which means you do not receive the highest performance from your CPAP therapy.  Some CPAP masks may begin to show wear even before their expiration date, depending on the amount of use they receive. 

  • How to Prevent Nose Sores from CPAP Mask Use

    How to Prevent Nose Sores from CPAP Masks

    June 12, 2024

    A common complaint from many CPAP users is nasal soreness, both inside and around the nose. While nose sores are a common side effect of CPAP therapy, they do not need to define your experience. Understanding why these nose sores occur is the first step to preventing them.

  • ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Troubleshooting Guide

    ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Troubleshooting Guide

    April 3, 2024

    The ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP provides essential therapy for patients with sleep apnea on the go. The ResMed AirMini is a user-friendly travel CPAP machine with features for enhancing sleep comfort while away from home. 

  • How To Prevent Skin Irritation From CPAP Masks

    How To Prevent Skin Irritation From CPAP Masks

    March 28, 2024

    For a lot of new CPAP users, and even long-time users, it can be common to experience things like sore spots, irritation, and even facial rash when using CPAP equipment. Luckily, there are ways to prevent these inconveniences to ensure that you get the sleep you need. Follow these tips to get the most out of your CPAP therapy and avoid red marks and irritation. How to Treat Sore Spots ...

  • ResMed Airsense 11 Setup Guide

    How To Setup ResMed AirSense 11 - A Complete Guide

    March 20, 2024

    The ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet CPAP Machine with Heated Humidifier offers all the benefits of an auto-adjusting pressure device with an integrated heated humidifier that provides soothing warm moist air to prevent CPAP side effects, wireless connectivity for ease of use, and patient support that helps you receive the best CPAP therapy possible.

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    How To Fix Common CPAP Mask Fit Problems

    February 27, 2024

    There are many styles of CPAP masks available for sleep apnea patients. But, they are not one size fits all. These masks must fit specifically to each individual in order for them to be effective and be comfortable. A comfortable CPAP mask is one of the biggest determinants of compliance; the mo...

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    Why Is My CPAP Machine Whistling? Here’s How To Fix It!

    February 21, 2024

    The leading form of treatment for people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP therapy. A CPAP machine uses a hose and mask to deliver a constant flow of pressured air to keep the airway open throughout the night and reduce apnea episodes. Some CPAP users...

  • Best CPAP Machines Of 2024

    Best Rated CPAP Machines Of 2024

    February 6, 2024

    There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a CPAP machine for your therapy needs. Our experts have reviewed some of the top-rated CPAP machines and their features and benefits to help make it easier to choose a CPAP machine that’s right for you. Here are the best CPAP Machines 2024.