Puffy Eyes After Using The CPAP Machine

by Mary

I have noticed a few times after using the CPAP machine that I wake up with puffy eyes. Is there something I can do about this? and why is it happening?


If you wake up with puffy eyes, it means that the air from your mask is probably leaking into or around your eyes. Another cause can be the pressure of the mask on your face.

The periorbital puffiness indicates that your body is trying to protect your eyes from the dry air leaked from your CPAP mask.

To prevent this problem in the future, you will need to try to adjust your mask to stop the air leaks.

The nasal pillows are less likely to leak, and if they do leak, it will be less into your eyes.

In this video you can learn how to reduce eye puffiness - only natural remedies:

And I will give you some interesting articles which should help you understand your eyes problem and how to solve it (only for CPAP users):

I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide

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Nov 14, 2016
Puffy Eyes...?
by: Anonymous

Turn up the humidifier that's on your CPAP machine! I replaced the nose pillow and turned the humidifier up to the max and I am not waking up with puffy eyes anymore!

Sep 20, 2017
nose pillow
by: Anonymous

What is a nose pillow?

Jan 08, 2018
Puffy eyed
by: Anonymous

I have tried the nasal prongs the nasal pillows just could not get on with them so now I have settled with the mask but now I am getting terrible puffy eyes in the morning and they take nearly all day to go down just to start all over again can anybody give me some advice pleeeeese

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