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.

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

ResMed Airsense 11 Troubleshooting Guide

September 07, 2022 |

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. If you []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Troubleshooting Guide

August 18, 2022 |

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. This device offers the benefit of auto-adjusting pressure settings to help some patients adjust more easily to CPAP therapy []

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3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP Troubleshooting Guide

August 02, 2022 |

The 3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP provide essential therapy for patients with sleep apnea. The G3 CPAP is a user-friendly CPAP machine with features for enhancing sleep comfort and managing sleep data. The G3 APAP offers the benefit of automatic pressure settings to help some patients adjust more easily to CPAP therapy and []

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How to Choose a Travel CPAP Machine

July 18, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on July 25, 2017, and updated on July 18, 2022. This post compares the four most popular CPAP machines built for travel on the market in 2019. If you have sleep apnea and are a camper, trucker, pilot, hunter, fisherman, travel for business or pleasure frequently, want to sleep comfortably []

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What Causes Dry Mouth And Sore Throat?

July 15, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on May 5, 2020, and updated on July 15, 2022. While are there many health benefits to staying CPAP compliant, including better sleep, there may also be some side effects with CPAP therapy. It is not uncommon for CPAP patients to experience dry mouth or a sore throat in the []

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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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Can I Use a Used CPAP Machine?

April 26, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on June 5, 2022, and updated on April 26, 2022. 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 []

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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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What is the CPAP Ramp Feature?

March 28, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on August 1, 2017, and updated on March 28, 2022. CPAP therapy is not easy for a lot of users, especially those new to CPAP machines. Wearing a mask during sleep with pressurized air doesn’t feel normal and can lead to users abandoning their therapy. AutoRamp and adjustable ramp time []

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If Your CPAP Mask is Uncomfortable, Chances are it’s the Wrong Size

March 04, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on Augaust 15, 2012. and updated on March 4, 2022. 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 []

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What to Do if Your CPAP Machine Whistles

February 28, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on May 27, 2018, and updated on February 28, 2022. 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 []

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What Are The Side Effects of Using a CPAP Machine?

February 25, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on May 5, 2020 and updated on Febrary 25, 2022. 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, []

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Guide to ResMed AirSense 10 Troubleshooting

February 16, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on December 17, 2021, and updated on February 16, 2022. 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 []

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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.  []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

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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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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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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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 []