Many Options Help Make CPAP More Comfortable
It’s also important to understand that CPAP machines have many options to help make them more comfortable.
There are many different styles of masks and straps. Masks can be minimal. They might cover just your nose, or even just be a couple of air inlets into your nostrils. Other masks can be larger, covering both your nose and mouth. You should try multiple masks during the process of fitting and adjusting your CPAP treatment.
Humidifiers help people who get dry nostrils, mouth, or throat as a result of CPAP treatment. There are air heaters to reduce the problem of cold air in the throat or nose.
CPAP pressure can be set high or low, and can be adjusted in many ways to make it more comfortable. Some machines can ramp up the pressure gradually to make it easier to fall asleep.
There are even variations like BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure) and APAP (automatic positive airway pressure) that can make the machine more adaptable to your breathing.
Straps to hold masks on come in numerous configurations to help you find one that can secure your mask without causing too much skin irritation.