Is your CPAP working correctly for you?

If you have been using a CPAP unit for some time then it may not be working correctly for you anymore.

Signs of this can be starting to snore again and feeling tired in the daytime.

We are happy to advise you on how to correctly treat yourself with CPAP therapy and please feel free to contact us using the link on the left at the bottom of the list. please include as much detail about the equipment you are using as you can. 

We can offer advice on the best type of mask to use, whether your CPAP unit needs to be checked and can offer a temporary loan of an autosetting unit that will check the pressure you require to allow for correct treatment.

We can also offer home sleep testing on CPAP therapy to fully assess your care.

CPAP tips and troubleshooting

Having trouble with your new sleep apnea device? It can take some time to get accustomed to sleeping while wearing a CPAP device. It’s natural to miss sleeping the “old way,” but there are things you can to do make the adjustment easier. 

Make sure your CPAP device fits correctly. A correct fit makes a huge difference. Make sure the straps are not too tight or too loose and that the mask seals completely over your nose and mouth. 

Ease into it. Start by using your CPAP device for short periods during the day. Use the “ramp” setting to gradually increase air pressure. It’s normal to need several months to get used to sleeping this way.

Upgrade your CPAP device with customized options. Customize the mask, tubing and straps to find the right fit. Ask us about soft pads to reduce skin irritation, nasal pillows for nose discomfort, and chinstraps to keep your mouth closed and reduce throat irritation.

Use a humidifier to decrease dryness and skin irritation. Try a special face moisturizer for dry skin. Many CPAP devices now come with a built-in humidifier.

Try a saline nasal spray or a nasal decongestant for nasal congestion.

Keep your mask, tubing and headgear clean, try using the Resmed wipes on this site to keep your mask in the best condition. To ensure maximum comfort and benefit, replace CPAP and humidifier filters regularly and keep the unit clean.

Mask the sound of the CPAP machine. If the sound of the CPAP machine bothers you, place it beneath the bed to reduce the noise. You can also try using a sound machine or white noise machine help you sleep.