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I have just been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, what do I do now?

Your doctor or sleep physician will advise you on what your options are moving forward. If they recommend that you use CPAP therapy then you should begin by trialling CPAP.

CPAP trials give you a chance to see if CPAP therapy is right for you. It also provides you with an opportunity to see what equipment is the most comfortable and effective to use.

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What does CPAP Stand For?

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.

What is CPAP?

CPAP therapy involves wearing a mask that is connected to a CPAP therapy machine. A CPAP machine applies pressure to your airway, to reduce the amount of times through the night your airway is being blocked off.

Are CPAP masks big & bulky?

CPAP has come a long way in recent years and major strides have been made in the portability and functionality of CPAP masks. These days there are many small, lightweight and comfortable masks on the market, you can check out the latest range here.

Will CPAP stop my snoring?

CPAP should stop or decrease snoring levels. If you’re experiencing difficulty with your CPAP or symptoms you should speak with your sleep physician.

 

Do CPAP Machines require maintenance?

The level of maintenance required for your CPAP machine will vary depending on the brand and model. Most CPAP machines however will have an air filter that will need to be changed every 3 or so months. Regular cleaning is also important to ensure you get the most out of your equipment and we recommend bringing your CPAP machine in for a review every 12 months.

Will I always need to use CPAP?

Sleep Apnea is a condition that generally doesn’t go away. However, symptoms can ease through weight loss, changes in lifestyle and management of other health conditions. All of these things can help reduce the effects of sleep apnea.