More than 28 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is usually treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. That means there are a lot of CPAP machines out there. As with any machine, there can be problems. Here are a few tips to make sure that you and your CPAP machine get along well.
If the CPAP mask begins to leak during the night, pull the mask gently forward to allow the mask cushion to reset, and then allow the mask to settle on your face.
Dry, stuffy nose
If you are experiencing a stuffy nose:
- Increase the heat setting on your CPAP heated humidifier.
- Use saline nasal spray or mist before going to bed to help moisten nasal passages.
- Contact your physician if nasal dryness or stuffiness persists.