While some people adjust immediately to sleeping with CPAP, many find that the change may be difficult. The trick to getting effective therapy is to be consistent with your CPAP device. Regardless of the night before, you should wear it the following day.
However, document your concerns and follow-up with us so that we may address the issues that may cause you difficulty in adapting to your CPAP. Most people give up and allow serious health problems to worsen or get into an increased risk for cardiovascular issues. Some carry on with treatment and succeed with their CPAP device and therefore have a life changing experience where they have increased energy, decreased fatigue, decreased sleepiness, and go on to participate in a full lifestyle change.
Use your therapy every time you sleep, even when having daytime naps. Generally speaking, the more you use your CPAP device, the better managed your sleep apnea will be.
Make sure that your mask is comfortable and that you can put it on and take it off with ease. Your mask should not cause pain or uncomfortable pressure, or allow air to leak around the sides. Our therapists will help you choose the right mask for your therapy. In places that have low humidity, a heated humidifier for your CPAP can make it more comfortable. Symptoms such as dry mouth, nasal congestion, or mouth breathing, may be alleviated by the inclusion of a humidifier.