My dad uses a c pap machine. Is it safe?

Machine is safe. The machine is safe, the reason he needs to use it is something to be concerned about. Why does he use it? Does he have sleep apnea? Is he overweight? If he is overweight, losing weight may obviate the need for the machine.

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Sleep apnea, I use a c-pap machine and sometimes I'm still tired. Is it normal?

Yes. Sleep apnea is a debilitating condition, because you just don't get enough rest. So, even when you use a c-pap machine, it does not mean all of your symptoms will go away. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition. Sorry to not give better news about something that is annoying. Read more...
Not ideal. Some people get immediate relief and feel terrific after using their cpap....But not everybody. See you md to make sure that you are using it correctly and getting the best results possible. Some machines have data cards that your md can check. Call to discuss. Read more...
Yes and No. If you are not getting a good nights sleep with the cpap, then other factors may be present affecting your sleep. Maybe the air volume needs to be adjusted or maybe a different type of machine or an oral mouthpiece is needed. Read more...
This can occur. Sleepiness can occur for many reasons - under-treated sleep apnea is a big one. I would obtain a download from the smart card to make sure your sleep apnea is well treated. Make sure you get enough hours of sleep and if you are still sleepy, i would consider a sleep evaluation - you may have more than one sleep disorder. You may benefit from medication as well as a pressure adjustment. Read more...

My doctor recommended I use a c-pap machine for sleep apnea. This after a sleep study test. What are the advantage of this machine. It going to help?

OSA. If a doctor says you need cpap, you need cpap. I cannot emphasize this enough. CPAP keeps you breathing at night and subtle episodes of hypoxia (lack of breathing and oxygen) overnight can profoundly affect your lung, vascular, and even brain health. Read more...
Sleep apnea . You shouldn't ignore your sleep apnea. It has been linked to many diseases and people have even died from it. The c-pap is the go to device for sleep physicians to treat sleep apnea. It is effective but long term compliance is an issue. Oral appliances made by specially trained dentists are another option which is recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Educate yourself about your options. Read more...