30 Mar How to Avoid the Most Common Problems with CPAP Machines Toronto
When you’re first getting started with your CPAP therapy you may find that there are certain problems you are running into when you aren’t used to handling CPAP machines Toronto. Fortunately, these issues are easy to avoid when you know how. Find out how to avoid these common problems right at the beginning of your CPAP treatment and you’ll have more control over it.
CPAP Masks North York Not Fitting Correctly
When you’re first picking out your CPAP mask you’ll want to ensure that it is fitting correctly right from the start. Everybody has a different facial shape so the best mask for another person may not be the right one for you. You may have received advice from friends or family members regarding the type of mask you should be wearing but this is based only on their experiences. It’s always best to talk to a professional consultant regarding CPAP masks North York to discover which one would work best for you.
In some cases you may not choose the right mask right at the beginning. Sometimes it can take a bit of trial and error to find the best mask for you. Don’t despair if this happens – many other individuals have tried new masks in order to find the one that fits and works the best for them.
Full Face CPAP Masks North York
When it comes to CPAP masks North York there is a wide range of masks available which include full face CPAP masks that work by covering your nose and mouth complete with straps that wrap around your cheeks and forehead. They are the best option for anyone that breathes through the mouth when they are sleeping. They also provide a fit that is more stable than other types of masks, which would be best for a person that tosses and turns while sleeping.
Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks for CPAP Therapy Toronto
If you find that CPAP full face masks make you feel claustrophobic, there are nasal pillows available that attach beneath your nose. The straps on these don’t cover as much of your face and you may find that the feeling of claustrophobia goes away when using this type. If you breathe through your mouth, however, you should make sure that you have given yourself enough time to get used to the full face type of mask to ensure that your CPAP therapy Toronto is successful.
Some people get a full face mask when they breathe through their mouths at night or tend to move around a lot while sleeping but also purchase nasal pillow CPAP masks North York for the evening before bed. These masks work extremely well for people that watch TV before falling asleep or have to wear glasses to read a book at night. Talk to a CPAP machines Toronto specialist to find out if getting both masks would be an option for you.
How to Get the Best Fit for CPAP Masks
Ask the CPAP machines Toronto supplier to demonstrate how the mask should be adjusted in order to get a good fit. The manufacturer will also provide instructions on how to do it. Once a mask has been adjusted it shouldn’t cause you any pain at all or produce any discomfort. If it does, you may have been trying on the wrong size of mask. Try different mask sizes to see which one fits you the best. If you have already been using a mask in a certain size, don’t necessarily assume that the next one required will be the same size as well. CPAP masks North York vary in their sizing and this is partly due to individual facial structure.
Removing CPAP Masks During Sleep
If you wake up to find that your CPAP mask is no longer on, it may be that you unintentionally removed it during the night. In some cases you may remove it during your sleep because it is uncomfortable. In this case, look for another mask for CPAP therapy Toronto that feels and fits better. You may also want to try setting your alarm for the middle of the night to check to see whether your mask is still on. There is a chance that you remove it at the same time during the night simply by habit and you can fix this by determining when it is removed and waking up to put it back on. You may find that you no longer remove it in your sleep after waking up and fixing it a few times during the night.
CPAP Chin Straps
If You Are Experiencing a Dry Mouth
If you already had a problem with dry mouth during the night, it’s likely that you are sleeping with your mouth open. In some cases CPAP machines Toronto can make your dry mouth even worse. If this is a problem for you, there are CPAP chin straps available that will help keep your mouth and a closed position during the night. The CPAP chin strap can also reduce the amount of air that may leak out when wearing a nasal mask.
You should also inquire about heated humidifiers that can attach to CPAP machines North York. This extra humidity may be just the thing you need to fix your dry mouth once and for all. You may find that your mouth feels even better after the CPAP therapy than it ever did in the past. CPAP Machine Store provides many options to best suit your needs to provide you with better sleep.
Difficulty Adjusting to Breathing with Forced Air
While some people find it extremely therapeutic, others that are just starting out with CPAP therapy Toronto find that breathing with forced air is uncomfortable. You should take some time to see if you can adjust to it. In many cases it just takes some getting used to. If you have tried to adjust but it’s still bothering you, ask a trained CPAP machines Toronto consultant to explain more about a device offering a CPAP machine ramp feature.
This is a special setting that gives you the chance to begin with a lower air pressure. Then, the CPAP device will slowly and automatically increase the pressure to its prescribed setting while you are falling asleep. There are also CPAP machines Toronto available that constantly adjust the air pressure when you’re sleeping and you can ask your physician whether this type of machine would be suitable for you.
If you have any questions at all about CPAP machines Toronto and the CPAP masks North York that would work best for you, please get in touch with us through our site at cpapmachinestore.ca. Our goal is to help you find a comfortable way to sleep with CPAP Therapy Toronto.