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How to improve your CPAP Mask Fit

March 31st, 2010

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Are you having problems with your CPAP therapy? At Clinical Sleep Solutions, we believe that the CPAP mask is the most important part of therapy. This video will provide some useful tips to improve your CPAP mask fit and this will have a significant impact in the comfort and effectiveness of your mask.

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2 Responses

  1. Seamus McGowan Says:

    I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and cannot tolerate the pressure from my CPAP machine. I have used distilled water and the heater but the high pressure hurts my nasal passage. As a result I do not use the CPAP equipment and want to know how I can adjust the pressure down. If necessary I will adapt a valve to the hose and adjust it physically but would prefer the let the machine do it.

    Thank you Seamus

  2. admin Says:

    Seamus,

    What type of CPAP do you have? Are you using a mask or nasal pillows? what do you mean by hurting your nasal passage? I found that using a humidifier made it a lot easier to use my machine.
    The problem with reducing your pressure will be that at a lower pressure the machine won’t be as effective and usually the pressure is set based on what you need to achieve a result.
    Most machines can be adjusted and you can generally find out about adjusting your machine on the web, just takes a bit of searching.

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