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Best CPAP Mask Buyers Guide: Our Top Picks for 2023

If you've been prescribed treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), you'll need a well-fitting, comfortable CPAP mask. There are several types available depending on the severity of your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your face shape, sleeping position, and other factors. But with all the different choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. How do you know which one will work best for you? Don't fret - our research team has rounded up the best CPAP masks available in 2023 for every type of sleeper. These come in a variety of sizes including small, medium, and large, and are compatible with all full size CPAP machines.

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CPAP Alternatives: How to Treat Sleep Apnea Without CPAP

Let’s face it: CPAP just isn’t right for everyone. If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you’ve already heard that using a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure) is the most effective treatment. You’ve heard that it takes time to get used to the airflow. You’ve heard that you just need to stick with it. 

But you just can’t stand the face mask or the constant flow of air in your face. Can you treat sleep apnea without a CPAP? It's possible, but only with your healthcare provider's input. Read on to discover the top 5 CPAP alternatives to ask about!

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7 Most Common CPAP Machine Side Effects (and Ways to Avoid Them)

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 is considered the gold-standard in treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), because it’s safe, non-invasive, and– most importantly– effective. But as with any treatment options, it does come with the risks of side effects.

The side effects of CPAP use are generally mild, but they can be annoying enough to make some people give up on their sleep apnea treatment. Thankfully, these symptoms are also easy to treat, so before you give up on CPAP try out the solutions below.

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CPAP Dry Mouth: What Causes It and 5 Ways to Stop It Tonight

Do you ever wake up after sleeping with your CPAP machine to discover that your mouth is dry and your throat is so raw that you’re having trouble even swallowing? You know CPAP therapy is an important part of treating your sleep apnea, but your dry mouth has become so annoying you’re not sure whether you’re going to continue or not. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone, and you’re not out of luck!

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Amy Poehler Needs You To Use Your CPAP For Better Sleep

While Amy Poehler is a famous actress, comedian, director, and much more, however, her sleep apnea is no laughing matter. As a CPAP user and enthusiast, she’s here to remind both men and women about the dangers of sleep apnea to promote health and wellness. Yes, we said both men and women, because this condition is usually only thought of as a condition for old men, but that’s not the case. Sleep apnea can affect everyone.

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5 Amazing CPAP Hacks You Need For Better Treatment

It’s extremely common to have a few questions when it comes to using a new medical device such as a CPAP machine. That’s why we're here to assist by answering a few frequently asked questions so you can have great sleep night after night. Check out some of the most popular CPAP topics that we’re tackled.

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A-Flex, C-Flex, EPR: What's the Difference?

Choosing a great CPAP mask that is the right style and fit for your individual needs will help you adjust easier to therapy. Once you get all your supplies, you will soon discover there are hundreds of different terms and technologies advertised on sleep therapy devices, which can get confusing! CPAP jargon like EPR, A-Flex, C-Flex confuse new CPAP users.

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Can I Sleep With a CPAP in My RV?

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. This summer, more people want to hit the road in an RV. It’s no surprise why. Overall, people love to camp to relax, escape the stress and reconnect with friends and family. Because more RVs today are lighter and smaller, more people are RVing for the first time!

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