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

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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The Most Important CPAP Prescription FAQs

Do you need a prescription for CPAP? Yes, because it’s the law! We follow all FDA regulations regarding our equipment to ensure you receive CPAP supplies that are safe and effective for proper treatment. You will need a CPAP prescription for a PAP machine or heated humidifier. Other CPAP supplies such as cushions, pillows, tubing, filters, and water chambers do not require a prescription. 

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The Benefits of Having a Backup CPAP Mask

After becoming comfortable with your CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device you become pretty used to how your CPAP mask feels during the night. You have probably also noticed a few nights of discomfort with allergies or due to an illness leading to you to consider other mask options. Well, follow that thought because there are numerous benefits to having a backup CPAP mask.

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Avoiding Red Marks from a CPAP Mask

The CPAP mask is one of the most important parts of the CPAP machine as a whole. It is considered the interface between the sleep apnea patient and the machine which helps that patient breathe properly. Choosing the right mask is vital to improving the CPAP experience, as well as getting the most out of sleep apnea therapy. What happens if the mask is comfortable for a while, but you wake up with red marks on your face? This is a common occurrence that has a couple of main causes and is easy to remedy.

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Fisher and Paykel CPAP Products

Today, Fisher and Paykel is a company known for its respiratory and healthcare devices, but back in 1934, when the company began, they imported refrigerators, washing machines and radios.  In the 1960’s, F&P, as it is now known, looked for a way to create a business that would benefit from their growing manufacturing and electronics experience.  The first medical product they created was a respiratory humidifier, developed in New Zealand for patients who were in intensive care situations in the hospital.

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