Pulling off the CPAP mask
My boyfriend wears a full face mask with CPAP and has gone through several adjustments of pressure, humidity levels, dry mouth etc... He is pulling off his mask during the night and does not know why. He tosses and turns allot in his sleep could this be why (getting air ok) and what can he do? Thanks
If your boyfriend is taking his CPAP mask off during sleep, then it could be a mask problem
or having to do with the changes of sleeping position during sleep.
A lot of CPAP users who toss and turn a lot during sleep (like your boyfriend), experience this problem.
When you said that he has gone through several adjustments of pressure and humidity levels, who changed the settings? Your boyfriend or his doctor?
Only a qualified person should change the settings.
This type of challenges should be reported to his sleep doctor or CPAP supplier, because only when the pressure is properly adjusted and the mask is fitted correctly on his face, only then does it all work.
Does he have a dual cushion mask? This is important because these masks are meant to be worn loose on the face, not tight. Having the mask loose allows those two seals to inflate properly, providing a very good seal.
So, the CPAP mask doesn't need to be overtightened.
More info about fitting a mask:
I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back. Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide