Common problems While Using a CPAP Machine

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Common problems While Using a CPAP Machine

A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is the most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing becomes shallow, stops for a short period of time or your airway becomes partially or completely closed off while you sleep.

A CPAP machine is a preventive solution that will not only help keep you healthy but also increase your energy. During CPAP therapy, you will wear a mask over the mouth and/or nose while a machine pumps a continuous flow of air, allowing a clear pathway for air to enter your lungs. Some common warning signs of OSA are sleepiness, fatigue, morning headaches and dry/sore throat when you wake up.

We Understand. Let’s Make it Easier for You.

Using a CPAP machine is not an easy transition and that is understandable. Most people struggle to adhere to regular use of the machine because of cost and discomfort, but you are not alone. Here are the top common reasons why people don’t use their CPAP machine and how you can overcome these problems:


If your doctor advises you to use a CPAP machine, you have two options: rent from the medical equipment company or purchase your own. The cost alone can discourage many people from using the treatment, but the good news is most insurance companies cover the cost.


Sleeping with a mask over your face can feel unnatural unless you are dreaming about being a fighter pilot on a F16 fighter jet. If you have tried a couple nights with no prevail, try consulting with your doctor or CPAP machine provider


When you think of CPAP machines, you might imagine a giant machine next to your bed pumping air and making an annoying noise that relentlessly keeps you awake. Luckily, CPAP machines aren’t that big and the newest models are nearly silent.

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