If you have sleep apnea, you may be wondering how to get the best results from your CPAP mask. It’s true that there are a few simple things you can do to boost your sleep quality and make your treatment more effective.
WASH YOUR MASK!
Wash your sleep apnea mask every day! It’s important to keep the inside of your mask clean, so that bacteria can’t build up on it. You can use a mild soap and a soft cloth to wash it. Rinsing it well is also very important–don’t let the water sit in there too long or you risk mold growth or mildew on your CPAP equipment.
After rinsing and drying the inside of your Sleep Apnea Mask, make sure that any residual water does not get into the tubing or attached components.
Don’t make your mask too tight.
- Don’t make your mask too tight.
- If it’s too tight, you’ll be uncomfortable and have a hard time breathing. This can lead to pain in the jaw and neck, as well as headaches, which will keep you from getting good sleep at night.
Check for leaks.
Check for leaks by putting your finger over the nose bridge. If you can feel air coming out, you have a leak. If you can’t find a leak, it may be time to tighten the mask.
Focus on the results.
When it comes to getting the most out of your sleep apnea mask, focus on the results. This is a lot easier said than done, but it is possible.
Think about what you want to achieve with your sleep apnea mask and think of ways you can make that happen. Make yourself accountable for these goals by writing them down in a notebook or setting up a visual reminder every morning before bedtime (like a sticky note on your dresser mirror).
It’s also important to remember that focusing on the things you are doing right will help keep your mind off other things that might be causing stress in your life (like not being able to breathe while sleeping).
Good sleep is really important
It’s just as important to consider how your body will benefit from good sleep. Sleep is essential for recovery, which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re getting the sleep you need.
When you don’t get enough sleep, it can affect your mental health and even your physical health in the long run. How does this happen? Here are some reasons:
- When we don’t get enough restful shut eye, our bodies become stressed out because they aren’t getting enough time to recover after a long day of work or other activities. This stress can have an effect on our moods; if we’re tired or unhappy with ourselves because we haven’t slept well then this negativity may cause us to feel anxious or depressed–and these feelings will be worse if they continue over time!
Be sure to check out our website for more information on sleep apnea and how we can help you overcome it.