Sleep Better With CPAP
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are the most popular sleep apnea treatment. While CPAP is an effective solution to stopping sleep apnea symptoms, some patients may struggle to get used to the machine. Fortunately, there are a variety of different ways that will help you achieve a great night’s sleep using CPAP therapy.
To get more comfortable with your CPAP machine, try implementing the following tips into your daily routine.
1. Wear Your CPAP During the Day
We understand that a CPAP machine can be an overwhelming treatment to get used to. One of the best ways to start feeling comfortable with CPAP is by using it during the day. This allows you to get accustomed to the setup and the sensation of the mask on your face.
Start by wearing it for short periods, such as when you’re doing the following activities:
- Watching TV
2. Have the Right Sized Mask
When you first start your CPAP treatment, make sure your mask is the correct size for you. Getting your CPAP mask properly fitting will ensure a comfortable fit on your face. If your mask isn’t the right size, it can be uncomfortable and discourage you from wearing it.
3. Stay Persistent
The key to CPAP treatment is staying persistent. If you’re unable to wear it every night, we recommend trying it every other night at first. Setting small goals with your CPAP may help you stay on track and slowly get used to wearing the machine while you sleep.
4. Ease Into Treatment
You don’t have to jump right into wearing your CPAP machine all night. If you’re finding it difficult to get used to the machine, try using it in small increments and slowly increasing the usage over time. For example, if you can tolerate the machine for 60 minutes on the first night, gradually increase the time the following night. Easing into your treatment allows your body to adjust and can make you feel more comfortable.
5. Remember Its Benefits
It can be easy to forget what CPAP is doing for your health if you’re having trouble adjusting. However, by continuing your CPAP treatment, you’ll start to notice the following:
- Fewer morning headaches
- Reduced irritability
- Increased daytime energy
- Improved memory
- Improved quality of life
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Lauck Today!
Don’t let sleep apnea wreak havoc on your life any longer. With CPAP treatment, Dr. Lauck can get you back to restful nights and energetic days.
To learn more about our sleep apnea treatments at North Texas Sleep Solutions, call our Keller office at (817) 431-6764. You can also request more information by filling out our online contact form, and one of our team members will get back to you shortly.