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When (And When Not) To Use A CPAP Machine


Continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine is an important device for patients suffering from sleep apnea to use. This sleeping disorder can cause pauses or interruptions in your breathing when your airways or throat collapse or is being block by something. A CPAP machine uses a mask and a hose to send a flow of direct and clean oxygen into your mouth and nose as you sleep, keeping your airways open and helps you breath normally. There are several common problems when using a CPAP machine will occur, issues such as a leaky mask, stuffy nose and trouble to fall asleep. The good news, however, if one CPAP device is not suitable for you, there are many other options for you to choose from.

The uses of CPAP Machine

The CPAP machine functions by supplying a steady stream of air that travels through a filter and flexing tube, which is connected to the mask. Your muscles no longer block the flow of oxygen when using this device. As a result, you will feel more energized and refreshed when you wake up. In addition to treating snoring and sleep apnea disorder, CPAP machine can also treat several other conditions such as:

  • Heart disease, cardiovascular events lessen when using a CPAP machine.
  • Blood pressure, hypertension patients do experience a decrease in blood pressure.
  • Depression, CPAP users reported that they feel less depressed and more energetic during the day.

Taking a Break from Using CPAP Machine

There are several reasons why you may decide to take a break from using a CPAP machine, such as taking a vacation and not bringing along your portable CPAP machine, having a cold or maybe you are just not motivated to use it properly. You may think that CPAP machine will only work when you are using it but this is not quite true. CPAP machine do have some residual benefit, even if you are not using it for a couple of days. Snoring and sleep apnea may cause swelling of the tissues, within the throat and nose. With the usage of a CPAP machine, this swelling will be reduced and make it easier for you to breathe. If you do not use it for a few days, it will take some time for the condition to incite the previous swelling. Therefore, the signs of sleep apnea may also be slow to recur. The risk of a stroke or sudden death is incredibly small, even if you do not use it for one night.

Getting Back to CPAP Therapy

If you decide to take a break from your CPAP machine, there is nothing to worry about. The risk associated with not using the device for several days is quite small. Your breathing will return to the way it was before you started using the CPAP machine. But as soon as possible, do get back to your CPAP treatment and reap the benefits for your health.

Getting a CPAP Machine from Patient Solutions LLC

Here at Patient Solutions LLC, we pride ourselves for our knowledge in the health and wellness industry, that helped us to focus on helping our clients to lead happier lives. We use our company’s extensive expertise and resources to provide customers with the best quality products available to us.