Sleep apnea is a serious problem but if you visit a doctor, then it is curable. But you have to follow the prescribed rules. There is also a treatment, called CPAP, which can help you to get rid of this disease.
There are various types of CPAP machines available in the market, and you need to have a clear idea of these machines so that you should not face difficulties in choosing the right one.
Here are some factors which you should keep in mind when choosing such a machine.
This machine seals the nasal area, so it may be a problem for some times, as you might feel it uncomfortable. But within a few days you will used to it. You should check the CPAP masks whether they fit your nose or mouth because air leakage can happen. Check the chin strap which is connected to the mask because it should neither be too tight nor too loose. Air leakage will reduce the performance of the machine and it also causes dry mouth, swollen eyes etc.
Every people have different sleeping postures, so it takes time to get used to this machine. These machines are for daily use, so choose the mask which you can adjust completely based on your sleeping positions. Some masks cover the entire mouth and some just only cover the nasal area.
Most of these machines are portable. And as it is a daily problem for yourself, you have to take the machine wherever you go. Choose a compact, lightweight and portable model which will not be a burden for you.
Humidifier is also necessary for the people who suffer from dry mouth or sinus problems. These machines also come with this solution and these help the patients by keeping the nasal areas moist. To use a humidifier, use distilled water with room temperature. But when you will buy this, measure how much area it will take with the machine.
Moreover, these machines are quiet enough to give you a great sleep but expensive ones are quieter as it is used during the sleeping times. The noise comes from the tube as air passes through it. So, check the sound of the motor of the machine when you will buy such a machine.
APAP or CPAP:
APAP is automatic and CPAP is manual, so some patients find it more relaxed with this APAP, because it automatically changes the air pressure as needed.