CPAP therapy has helped millions who have sleep apnea to get a better night’s sleep. Studies estimate that there are 22 million Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, and many of them are undiagnosed. Once you start your CPAP therapy, your overall state of health improves. It can, however, be difficult at first to get used to sleeping with your new mask or machine. How will it affect your regular sleep schedule? How hard is it to manage travelling with a CPAP machine? How difficult is it to keep up with cleaning supplies?
The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.CPAP therapy can certainly take a little getting used to. From the whirrs of your new CPAP machine to the tubing becoming your new bedtime partner and more, it takes a few days to adjust. But soon you’ll learn how to sleep peacefully, putting an end to sleep apnea, unless one of the CPAP side effects is skin irritation! Acne, pressure marks, sores, rashes, and more may make you want to quit therapy, but don’t give up. There are plenty of ways to prevent CPAP skin irritation.