CPAP Machine

Bothersome noise

Most new models of CPAP devices are almost silent. But if you find a device's noise is bothersome, first check to make sure the device air filter i...

Unintentionally removing your CPAP mask at night

It's normal to sometimes wake up to find you've removed the mask in your sleep. If you move a lot in your sleep, you may find that a full face mask...

Dry mouth

If you breathe through your mouth at night or sleep with your mouth open, some CPAP devices may worsen dry mouth. A chin strap may help keep your m...

Difficulty falling asleep

Wearing the mask alone for some time during the day may help you get used to how it feels and make it easier to fall asleep at night. Machines with...

Leaky mask, skin irritation or pressure sores

A leaky or an ill-fitting mask means you're not getting the full air pressure you need, and you may be irritating your skin. The mask can also blow...

Feeling claustrophobic

Practice using your mask while you're awake. First, just hold it up to your face without any of the other parts. Once you're comfortable with that,...

Dry, stuffy nose

Check to make sure your mask fits well. A leaky mask can dry out your nose. If you have to tighten straps often to prevent air leakage, the mask do...

Difficulty tolerating forced air

You may be able to overcome this by using a machine with a "ramp" feature. This setting allows you to start with low air pressure. The machine then...

Trouble getting used to wearing the CPAP device

First, try wearing just the CPAP mask for short periods of time while you're awake — for example, while watching TV. Then try wearing the mask and ...

The wrong size or style CPAP mask

Work closely with your doctor and CPAP supplier to make sure you have a CPAP mask that fits properly. Everyone has different face shapes, so the ri...