If you’re wondering about cleaning your CPAP machine you’re not alone. In fact, here at Sleep Clinic Services one of the questions we get asked a lot is “How do I clean my CPAP”?And because we want your CPAP treatment to be as hassle-free as possible we’ve created a quick guide to cleaning your CPAP machine.
Even if you’ve been using CPAP for years it’s always a great idea to refresh your memory when it comes to cleaning your CPAP machine. A lapse in regular cleaning can lead to a build-up of mould spores, viruses, mildew, fungus and bacteria.
Have you ever thought about having a home sleep study? If you struggle with daytime sleepiness then you may already know what’s causing it. Perhaps you find it hard to wind down after a busy day, or you have an infant in the house? But if you don’t know, and you really need a good night’s sleep, a sleep study may be the answer. So, do you go to a sleep lab or opt for a home sleep study?
If you’re like most people you may not like the idea of having CPAP treatment forever. But, that may not be the case for you. How long you have to use CPAP all comes down to your sleep apnea diagnosis and how effective your treatment is.
Like many illnesses, the length of your treatment really comes down to whether you have mild or severe sleep apnea. If you have mild sleep apnea than you may not need CPAP treatment forever. But, if you have severe sleep apnea the consequences can be life-threatening and it’s more likely that you will need CPAP treatment forever.
If you have a CPAP machine you need to change your CPAP supplies including your mask regularly. Otherwise, you’ll start to notice that you’re no longer getting a good night’s sleep. And then your health will suffer. You’ll feel tired during the day and you may start to wonder if your CPAP machine is even working properly.
Bringing home your CPAP machine can be a very exciting experience. CPAP therapy is the start of alleviating your sleep apnea. You’re on the road to sleeping better and improving your health and wellbeing.
But what should you expect the first time you use your CPAP machine? And what if it’s not all it’s cracked up to be? What if you feel disappointed by your first CPAP therapy experience?
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As the weather cools down you’re more susceptible to catching a cold, or even worse the flu. For most people having a cold is bearable but if you suffer from snoring or sleep apnoea and you are being treated by CPAP therapy, a cold can be a nightmare.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea and you are ready to begin treatment with your CPAP machine, you may be wondering which CPAP mask is the best for you. There are many different styles and sizes of CPAP masks. Because everyone has different needs, preferences and face shapes, finding the right mask can take time. You may need to try a few different CPAP masks to find the right fit for you.