Using a CPAP machine is an important part of managing sleep apnea, but you still might struggle to get a good night’s rest. If you’re having sleep problems while using your CPAP, there are a few things you can do to improve your sleep quality. Keep the following tips in mind.
Choose the Right CPAP Mask
CPAP masks are available in different types. The one you have might not be the best fit for you if you’re still unable to sleep soundly. For example, you might do better with a CPAP mask that covers your nose and mouth if you usually breathe through your mouth while sleeping. A CPAP mask that mainly covers your nose might be a better choice if you’re a nasal breather while sleeping. You should also make sure that your CPAP mask fits correctly no matter which type you choose. Accessories for CPAP machines and masks, such as chin straps and headgear, help improve your comfort and ensure a proper fit, which can help you sleep better.
Create a Comfortable Sleep Environment
Your bedroom should have an environment that makes it easy for you to get a good night’s sleep. Make sure your room is dark and at a comfortable temperature that isn’t too hot or warm. If you’re not used to using a CPAP machine, practice using it before bed. This can make it easier for you to adjust to using a CPAP machine while sleeping.
Make Lifestyle Changes
Certain changes to your daily routine can help you get better sleep while using a CPAP machine. You should read a book instead of looking at screens before bed, for example. Other changes to make include avoiding eating or having caffeine too close to bedtime.
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