Can CPAP Machines Make You Sick?

Can CPAP Machines Make You Sick?

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When using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to treat sleep apnea, you might find yourself asking if CPAP therapy can lead to infections or other health problems. With CPAP therapy, the individual wears a mask that provides continuous air pressure while sleeping to help their airways open. As a result, the sleep apnea patients’ airways don’t collapse, allowing them to get a sound night’s sleep. But with the machine consistently blowing air through your lungs, it can leave you questioning its overall cleanliness.  While the CPAP machine itself is a sterile breathing device, it becomes exposed to germs...

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CPAP Mask Differences: Nasal Mask vs Full Face Mask

CPAP Mask Differences: Nasal Mask vs Full Face Mask

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Determining the right CPAP mask is one of the most important steps in managing your sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or with automatic positive airway pressure (APAP). With a variety of options on the market, it can be hard to know which is best since there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option that is preferred by all patients. Finding a suitable sleep apnea mask comes down to understanding your breathing needs, matching your sleeping habits, and ensuring comfort throughout the night. The team at ApneaMed has put together a comparison of CPAP nasal masks and full face masks...

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