Understanding CPAP Machine Side Effects
The original design of the CPAP machine has undergone several modifications and updates since its original launch in the 1980s. The masks have been redesigned for a better fit and can be worn for several hours each night with relatively little discomfort. However, some patients are simply more sensitive to the materials used to make the mask and find it very difficult to get a good night’s rest because of restricted movement. CPAP machine side effects can cause disrupted sleep patterns and make it difficult to get a good night’s rest night after night.
Talk to your doctor about alternatives to CPAP if you are CPAP intolerant. Other options include wearing an oral sleep appliance, changing sleep positions, losing weight if you are overweight or obese, and making other lifestyle changes to restore proper sleep. In some cases, a combination of therapies with an oral device can eliminate the need to use a CPAP machine altogether.
Learn more about alternatives to CPAP and CPAP machine side effects by scheduling your consultation today. Call today!