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

Aug 08, 2019
Puffy eyelids and cheeks.. mouth
by: Libra

Since I have dropped my 'water part' from my nightly 'Apnea' machine..
(so as not to travel with extra parts.. and space.)
I have found that my face.. Eyelids.. even my lower face.. around my mouth have felt and looked swollen. This is so embarrassing for me.
Does gets better later in day... starts looking normal.
I put on my 'sun glasses' to cover eyes.. So sad!!
Why am I having this problem?. I have been prescribed extra 'Aldomet' medication (for lowering 'Blood Pressure'). Could this cause my problem? ...

Feb 21, 2020
Puffy Eyes Using CPAP
by: Thomas

I get puffy eyes every night using what is called a full face mask. It covers the nose and mouth only. It has gotten worse. Now I have a permanent deep wrinkle under my right eye that started to bleed after I used my fingernail to remove something from the skin. This is not caused by leaking air, but by the pressure of the mask on my face causing the skin under the eyes to push up my skin the entire night. The top band causes this to happen and I can't loosen it due to air leaking.

I am going to a true Full Face Mask that covers the forehead to the chin. This should help, but I now have two eyes with bags and wrinkles I didn't have a year ago.

Apr 15, 2022
I’m sure it’s the band across my checks
by: Anonymous

I have nose pillows and I wake with what looks like an allergic reaction both too and bottom of my eyes are extremely puffy it’s not from dryness I don’t wake with dry eyes maybe it leaked some I feel it’s from the band cutting across my face any solutions would be

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