Your CPAP mask is the primary interface between you and your CPAP device, and it might just be the biggest factor in determining how well you are able to adjust to your sleep apnea treatment. It works hard night after night and over time its performance can be weakened by normal wear and tear. Learn exactly how and when to replace your CPAP mask to get the most out of your CPAP therapy.
Troubleshooting Your CPAP
For most people, undergoing a sleep study and getting diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a pretty big deal. As with most chronic conditions, the treatment will involve some major lifestyle changes. Losing weight, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and other measures can certainly help reduce the severity of OSA. But if you’re doctor has recommended you get treated with CPAP therapy, the biggest change you’ll need to get used to is using the equipment consistently. But don’t worry! If you’re a little (or a lot) nervous, you’re not alone. We’ve pulled together some insights on how to cope.
Have you ever noticed that after a while items like coffee, your retainer, or a cup that has been left out get a little moldy? Even though you didn’t purposely introduce mold or germs to these items, it still collected and flourished. You need to clean them on a regular basis to avoid getting sick. You need to clean your CPAP for the same reason!
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.Are you still snoring with CPAP? Isn't a CPAP supposed to solve your snoring? Your CPAP machine is supposed to greatly reduce snoring and other breathing problems related to sleep apnea, snoring could indicate that something is wrong. Let’s take an in-depth look at snoring to determine causes and solutions.