How to Cope with a CPAP Device

Learn How to Tolerate CPAP Therapy for Your Sleep Apnea

The CPAP device is a small and portable "box" that quietly compresses and releases the air and is used to provide this air through a persons's nose or mouth to prevent sleep apnea while he sleeps.

The CPAP can improve the quality of sleep tremendously, giving sleep apnea patients their life back. Not only you will regain the quality of life back, but your bed partner too.

If you have sleep apnea, using a CPAP machine will make your partner very happy and he or she will be grateful for a quiet night sleep.

Benefits from the CPAP device

If you have sleep apnea and you use with great success a CPAP, you will get a lot of CPAP benefits, such as:

Problems from the CPAP device

Unfortunately for some patients and their bed partners, using a CPAP will have no effect on their quality of life. Why? Because the patient with sleep apnea has different kinds of problems with his cpap machine.

You may think that CPAP is a simple therapy; you just need to put your mask on your face and press "start" to begin breathing the delivered air from the device.

Well, it's not working like that all the time...  For some patients, the CPAP therapy can be intimidating with its problems and side effects.

It's not so easy to feel a strange object on your face or to breathe with a high level of air pressure that blows into your nose.

4 Tips to Cope with Your CPAP Device

1.Choose the right CPAP mask

Tthe mask is a crucial part of CPAP therapy tolerance and comfort. You need to choose the most appropriate size of the CPAP mask. It's also important that the CPAP mask to be comfortable.

For more info about how to choose a mask, see CPAP Mask Selection.

2. CPAP Education

Learn more about sleep apnea side effects and how can CPAP therapy works to treat your sleep disorder.

Ideally, you should learn about sleep apnea breathing disorder at the initial physician evaluation and the education continues throughout the evaluation and sleep testing.

3. Communicate with your Spouse

It's often your spouse who first brings your sleep disorder to your attention. You may deny the seriousness of the diagnosis of sleep apnea and remain reluctant to accept a CPAP therapy.

Sleep Apnea is not a disorder that suddenly appears, but the symptoms usually appear slow enough that you may be unaware of the changes. However, your spouse knows better if something has changed in your behavior, sleep and life quality.

4. Learn the features of the CPAP device

Ssome CPAP devices have various features that can improve your comfort, such as:

  • ramp feature,
  • expiratory pressure relief,
  • humidifier

    These features can help you immensely in your quest to a comfortable CPAP therapy.

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