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Strapless Cpap Mask
CPAP mask fit: The one that fits most comfortably yet provides the necessary delivery eliminating any significant oxygen desaturation. There are many available so there should be one that is comfortable yet provides a good seal. Many have associated restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder, therefor aggressively treating that effectively seems to allow for more comfort with cpap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more
Change the mask: Get a better fitting mask. You can try to make adjustment but it may be better to get a better fitting mask. Ask for it ...Read more
I need a way to stop my cpap mask from leaking until the new one is delivered. Adjusting the straps doesn't work. ?
I like to use an oxygen tank as a nebulizer and hook it to a cpap mask for back up as we tend to loose power in vt winter what flow rate do I need?
Depends: Your CPAP needs to be titrated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Using cpap with full face mask. I have a nasty head cold. Should I stop using the cpap until I am less mucousy?
CPAP: No, can continue to use your cpap. You can use an over the counter decongestant spray for 3-4 days at night to help out. ...Read more
What cleansers are effective for cleaning and sterilizing my cpap mask and tubing to kill MRSA so I won't be colonized again?
Dilute bleach: A 1:10 dilution of bleach bottle is inexpensive and effective. Cleaning solutions other than soap and water may decrease the lifespan of your equipment, so more frequent replacement may be necessary. ...Read more
I have osa and have a cpap machine. Its only on 7.5 rate at the moment. It seems to work and the mask is comfortable but I'm still tired the next day. What could be thereason?
Follow-up study: If you haven't already done so, consider getting another sleep study done with the CPAP machine in place. The study will show if the machine is properly treating your specific situation, and confirm that you are no longer experiencing apnea. Many people immediately feel more rested. Others, (me included--i use CPAP too) don't feel any more rested, but I know that is is better for me. Keep using. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Used CPAP last night in lab, 1st time. Had major issues breathing with mask unless my head was elevated. Sleep tech seemed surprised. Is this normal?
Day 3 cpap. Sleep study ahi 59. With resmed auto ahi 4.5 --22 clear airway events. Wore mask 7.2 hours. Implications? How long before I am not tired?
CPAP mask: Greetings. No one starting CPAP therapy is excited about this because it is a foreign body, presence and technology to acclimate to. I recommend that you work with your supplier. It is their job to provide you with a comfortable mask that may need strap adjustments and padding to avoid pressure spots. After you are happy, commit to sleeping with the CPAP every time you sleep. Even with naps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband did not like the idea about using a cpap mask. Is this the only treatment for sleep apnea?
Oral appliance: Therapy is an alternative treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea for patients who are CPAP intolerant. The device fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. There are a variety of oral appliances that can treat obstructive sleep apnea and need to be individually chosen. See an OFP specialist, they are also an expert in dental sleep disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer