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What Is The Best Mask To Use With A Cpap Machine
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 more
CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure. This is typically a device that sits at bedside attached to a hose that attaches to some sort of interface (i.e. Mask) to deliver pressre to the airway either through nose or nose and mouth. The main use is for obstructive sleep apnea but it has been used for other conditions such as respiratory failure ...Read more
I have seasonal allergies right now. Developed cold sore on nose. Have cpap machine with "nasal pillows " type mask.. Is it safe to use Abriva .
Try a different mask: I don't think using Abreva would be a problem but that nasal pillow will severely slow healing. The CPAP company ought you provide you, on your doctor's order, a different mask which won't touch that area. Also, are you sure it is a cold doer and not an ulcer produced by the nasal pillow? ...Read more
Hi i sleep with a cpap machine and i pinch my mouth when i sleep can I use a mouth guard and my cpap?
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 2 more doctor answers
I am 36. What can I do about my sleep apnea? I have severe sleep apnea and tried to wear cpap machine, but couldn't sleep with the masks.I tried a lot of different ones. I'm over wieght and stay tired a lot. Can i get surgery?
I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and have a full mask CPAP machine for 3 months. Could that cause under eye ereythema? I've had it for 3 weeks now.
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
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