CPAP Tips & Tutorials

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.

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How To Clean and Maintain Your CPAP Equipment

April 28, 2022 |

It’s very important to keep CPAP machines and all of their supporting parts and equipment as clean as possible for the most effective CPAP therapy every night. Cleaning and maintaining your CPAP machine helps ensure healthy CPAP therapy and the long-term performance of your machine. Most cleaning and maintenance procedures are easy to follow and []

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Tongue & Throat Exercises to Help Stop Snoring & Sleep Apnea

March 28, 2022 |

One recent study found that oropharyngeal exercises significantly reduced the severity of sleep apnea, leading to improved sleep quality and reductions in snoring and daytime sleepiness. The study was conducted on subjects with moderate OSA where they undertook a consistent and regimented set of exercises in a controlled study group over three months. The result []

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Guide to ResMed AirSense 10 Troubleshooting

December 17, 2021 |

The ResMed AirSense 10 offers nights of consistently effective CPAP therapy for many people who have sleep apnea. As one of the leading brands of CPAP machines, the ResMed AirSense 10 has received five-star reviews and continues to be popular with new users just starting their therapy and those with sleep apnea for years, upgrading []

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CPAP Machine Troubleshooting Guide

November 10, 2021 |

In most instances, you shouldn’t have any major issues with your CPAP machine if it is brand new. However, every now and then you might experience a problem with an older machine that requires replacement or repair. Here are a few questions to ask to ensure your CPAP machine is working properly. How Do I []

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Sleep Positions, Sleep Apnea and CPAP Masks

October 05, 2021 |

While we all have our favorite sleep position, the different positions can impact sleep apnea therapy. Fortunately, a proper-fitting CPAP mask can help maintain consistent CPAP compliance while letting you sleep your way. What Do Your Sleep Positions Mean? In addition to using a CPAP machine for sleep apnea therapy, there are also other ways []

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Truckers & Ease of CPAP Use

June 09, 2021 |

Truckers with sleep apnea face a unique problem when it comes to PAP therapy. Spending many hours on the road puts special demands on their CPAP equipment. This makes it more difficult to stay CPAP compliant and perform their truck driving responsibilities. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Trucking Associations found that 28% of []

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How to Prevent Nose Sores from CPAP Mask Use

January 15, 2021 |

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. Can CPAP Cause Sores in the Nose?  []

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How to Improve Your AHI Score Overnight

December 01, 2020 |

Even when you are fully compliant with your CPAP therapy, you may notice over time that the frequency of your apneas may get worse. This can be frustrating when you have done all that you can to manage your sleep apnea. But there are some simple tips you can follow that can bring down your []

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What Do the Readings Mean on My CPAP Machine?

November 24, 2020 |

If you are new to CPAP therapy, you may be overwhelmed by the various settings and numbers displayed on your CPAP machine. The readings on your CPAP machine reveal important information about your sleep health and the success of your therapy. In this guide, we will break down some of the key readings you should []

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How to Determine Whether Your CPAP Pressure Needs Adjusting

October 20, 2020 |

CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, therapy is the most effective form of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A small, bedside machine produces pressurized air that flows through a tube to a mask worn by the patient. The air pressure helps to keep the airway from collapsing, allowing patients to breathe throughout the night and []

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How To Change The Pressure Settings On A ResMed Airsense 10 CPAP Machine

September 15, 2020 |

Many patients just beginning their CPAP therapy may experience difficulty getting used to the air pressure from their CPAP machine. Most often, users describe a sense of breathlessness when exhaling against their prescribed air pressure. Pressure relief on the ResMed AirSense 10 allows individuals to adjust air pressure during exhalation for greater comfort during therapy.  []

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How to Sleep Better with CPAP

June 17, 2020 |

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, sleep apnea affects approximately 22 million people.1Thankfully, for those who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), treating and managing your OSA can be simple and effective. Most physicians recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a first-line treatment for OSA. With CPAP therapy, a device delivers pressurized []

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Can I Use a Used CPAP Machine?

June 05, 2020 |

We’re all looking for ways to save money but when it comes to your health, remember there is a price to pay if you try to cut corners. While buying a used machine may save you money upfront, there is a significant cost to compromising the quality and efficacy of your CPAP therapy. Here’s what []

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How to Get CPAP Financing

May 13, 2020 |

CPAP financing helps you pay for the CPAP equipment you need without stressing about the upfront cost. Your personal health and well-being should always come first. With that in mind, The CPAP Shop has made paying for your CPAP machine and accessories over time easier than ever thanks to our partners at Bread. Just fill out []

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Tips for Dry Mouth – CPAP Mask Tactics

May 05, 2020 |

How to Eliminate Dry Mouth from CPAP?  Dry mouth and its impact on a good night’s sleep tends to be a common issue for some CPAP users. A dry mouth or throat leads to various nasal problems such as congestion and soreness, so it is imperative that any CPAP user understand the causes and remedies []

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How to Avoid Pneumonia While Using a CPAP Machine

May 05, 2020 |

Patients with sleep apnea should not compound their condition with respiratory distress such as through the development of pneumonia. While studies show evidence that people with sleep apnea are potentially more vulnerable to developing pneumonia, there are ways to decrease that risk for CPAP machine users. Can a CPAP Machine Cause Pneumonia?  In the most []

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What Are The Side Effects of Using a CPAP Machine?

May 05, 2020 |

A CPAP machine offers a lot of benefits from improved sleep to feeling more alert and rested during the day. Because frequent lack of quality sleep can also contribute to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, and early onset of dementia, there are long-term health advantages to CPAP therapy. However, like any medical treatment, your CPAP []

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Tips for Sore Spots and Skin Irritations – CPAP Mask Tactics

May 04, 2020 |

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 []

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6 Products Every Frustrated CPAP User Should Try

November 15, 2018 |

Before you give up on your CPAP therapy, here are six products from sanitizing machines to mask liners that every frustrated CPAP user should try.

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CPAP Data Privacy – How to Protect your CPAP Machine

July 13, 2018 |

CPAP devices have come a long way thanks to the progress of technology. CPAP machines have become more effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea. And, most are now capable of collecting data about sleep therapy and its effectiveness. We take a look at how to protect your sensitive CPAP data in this post about CPAP data []

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Traveling with CPAP Batteries – In and Outside the USA

June 27, 2018 |

If you plan to travel abroad, you may have questions about how to ensure the successful operation of your CPAP device. Of course, we always recommend traveling with your CPAP machine. It will not only keep you alert but will help ensure a fully restful journey. Based on customer questions, we’ve compiled a few answers []

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Relaxation Techniques for CPAP Therapy

May 24, 2018 |

Here are some helpful relaxation techniques for CPAP Therapy which can help calm your body and prepare for bedtime.

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How To Clean Your CPAP Equipment?

May 21, 2018 |

Cleaning your CPAP equipment is a very important part of treating your sleep apnea. Here are some quick pointers for cleaning the various parts of your machine.

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Better CPAP Therapy Tips

March 30, 2018 |

We surveyed 222 compliant CPAP users to find out what advice they have for people who are new to CPAP therapy.  We compiled all their responses and the result is this post outlining the top tips for better CPAP therapy tips from real CPAP users who have been successfully compliant for at least a year. []

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It’s Easy to Connect a CPAP Battery to Your CPAP Machine

March 30, 2018 |

We recently posted a video that shows how to connect batteries to CPAP machines. Battery power is critical to people in CPAP therapy in times when power is not available, and having CPAP battery packs could be crucial in emergencies or just to travel. What happens to a dedicated and compliant CPAP user when the []