Hate your CPAP?

CPAP Compliance

But multiple research articles have shown that CPAP compliance can be as low as 50% because of discomfort and inconvenience. Obstructive sleep apnea sufferers who do not wear their CPAP machines increase their risk of heart failure, high blood pressure and stroke and are drowsy during the day and fall asleep while driving. OSA sufferers who stop wearing CPAP often snore, gasp and choke loudly disturbing their bed partners placing a strain on relationships and marriages.

Some of the common problems that people experience with CPAP are:

  •  The mask is uncomfortable
  •  The mask is taken off at night without knowing it
  •  The mask is taken off at night to use the bathroom and it’s too much bother to put it back on
  •  The mask irritates the skin and the nose
  •  Air in the stomach or sinuses
  •  The mask leaks air
  •  The pressure of the CPAP is bothersome
  •  The CPAP machine is too noisy to allow sleep
  •  The tubing gets in the way
  •  You just can’t get used to the mask
  •  The mask gives you a feeling of claustrophobia
  •  Your nose can be stuffy because of a cold or allergies
  •  The air is too hot, too cold or too dry