Getting a CPAP machine is necessary to successfully treat sleep apnea, however, unfortunately, you can’t just go to a store one day to buy one. First, there are a few simple steps to take in order to protect your health by visiting a doctor and determining the correct CPAP pressure settings you need. Knowing the process can help make the steps easier and faster, so learn exactly how to get a CPAP machine below.
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Picture this. You’re all ready for bed in fresh pajamas and clean sheets fresh from the dryer. Your bedroom is the perfect temperature, not too cold or too hot with the perfect amount of darkness for sleep. But once you lay down to relax and close your eyes, all you can hear is one annoying sound that keeps you awake! What is the noise is from your CPAP? What do you do if the noises made while inhaling, exhaling, or the whirring of air is too loud? Well, you can take the steps to create a quiet CPAP mask and device.
As a patient treating sleep apnea you will find yourself under CPAP pressure. Pressure pushing down on you through your CPAP mask. Your unique pressure setting is dependent upon your apneas, which are the periods when you stop breathing during the night. Apneas vary among individuals based on sleep stages, positions, and more. In severe cases, you may be prescribed a high pressure CPAP setting.
Do your dreams make you scream? That might be because sleep apnea and nightmares can team up to ruin your sleep. While other parasomnias (sleep-disrupting disorders) can also cause nightmares when it comes to sleep apnea, its the lack of oxygen that contributes to bad dreams.
Want to shed a few pounds? Then go to sleep. Yes, it can be that easy because your CPAP will improve weight loss. It’s one of the many ways that treating sleep apnea can benefit your health. Check out exactly how CPAP and weight loss go together.
When you started to use your CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, you never felt better. Lately, though, you’ve been waking up during the night and you’re starting to snore again! Before you give up on CPAP therapy altogether, consider whether there could be something wrong with your CPAP machine. Keep reading to learn whether your device is sending you signals that it may be in need of a checkup.
If you’re still having a little trouble getting used to your CPAP you don’t have to settle. There are numerous ways to increase comfort with CPAP accessories that have been specifically designed with getting quality sleep in mind. You aren’t going to give up your sleep apnea treatment or you’ll destroy your health, so why not take a few easy steps to make it more comfortable?
The Respironics DreamWisp Nasal CPAP Mask provides more freedom while you sleep by placing minimal contact on your face with a smaller, more comfortable seal. It's revolutionary design also places the tubing connector at the top of your head, preventing you from becoming tangled in your CPAP hose during the night. Easily sleep on your stomach or back!
If you have sleep apnea how do you know? The symptoms occur during your sleep so it can be a little difficult to recognize when you’re being affected by this sleep disorder. It can be easy to assume that you’re just tired. But patients with sleep apnea on