Combating Nasal Dryness with CPAP: Here’s What You Can Do
Most sleep apnea patients are typically recommended treatment for their condition in the form of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy that pushes pressurized and moistened air into the user’s airway. When the therapy is working, it eliminates the possibility of airway obstruction and allows for uninterrupted sleep.
However, nasal dryness with CPAP therapy is common because the airflow can be irritating to the air passages. If this is a struggle you’re experiencing, read on for tips on how to combat nasal dryness with CPAP.
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How CPAP Humidifiers Work
Your CPAP machine is set up to deliver pressurized and slightly humid air directly through your mask. The pressurized air passes first through the humidification chamber full of distilled water—this ensures cleanliness—and then through the tubing. The nasal passageway is unable to handle humidifying the increased airflow on its own, and the ensuing dryness leads to small tears, cracked lips and other symptoms, which is why the humidifier is a necessity when sleeping with a CPAP mask.
Check Your Mask Fit
If you’re experiencing dryness, there may be a simple fix. Your CPAP mask might be leaking, which means you’re exposed to outside air that has not been moistened by the humidifier. The combination of the air pressure and the dryness can negatively affect your nasal passage and also render your CPAP therapy useless. Check how well your mask fits and research accessories that can improve comfort and fit.
Apply a Moisturizer
There are several nasal moisturizers created specifically for sleep apnea patients, but you can try any option that is not petroleum-based. Be aware that some moisturizers cause CPAP masks to break down faster, so experts recommend signing up with a CPAP subscription service to deliver new masks on a set schedule.
Add Some Heat
Many patients prefer a heated humidifier, but it is especially important to use if you sleep in a cold environment. Cold air causes mucosal drying and rebound congestion in the nasal passageway. There are two options for adding heat: heated humidifiers and heated tubing. Warm air is gentler on the highly vascular nasal passage, so dryness is easier to avoid.
Try a New Mask Type
The root of your dryness issue might be that you’re not using the right mask for your sleep style. It could be a mask leak or a high pressure setting that is better suited to a full face mask over a nasal pillow. Another common problem is that air travels out of the mouth without first passing through the lungs, and dryness occurs in the mouth as well as the nose. This is why many sleep apnea patients find it helpful to participate in a sleep study and sleep with different mask styles.
There are many masks and sizes to try, and it is important to find one that allows you to take advantage of the health benefits of treating sleep apnea with CPAP therapy.
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Monthly CPAP Club is a new approach to delivering a regular and scheduled shipment of all your CPAP supplies for one low monthly cost.
We charge you a small monthly free and deliver a fresh CPAP mask, tubes, filters and cushions to your door every 3 months.
We work with the major manufacturers to provide a selection of the most popular CPAP masks, cushions, tubing, filters and other accessories.
You get one shipment with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need for the next three months and you just pay one low, monthly payment.
Monthly CPAP Club lets you know when it’s time to change your filters, clean your mask and tubing. Three months after your first order, we’ll let you know (via email) that it’s time to replace your CPAP supplies, and we will ship out a package with a replacement mask, tubing, and filters for your CPAP machine, all including in your monthly fee.
Every package allows you to choose your preferred style of CPAP mask and the brand, make and model you prefer. You have the choice of standard tubing or heated tubing. You have the option for extended tubing options with heated tubing. Every package also includes cushions for the mask and filters for your machine
We need to know which CPAP breathing machine you use so we can send you the correct filters. Filters are specific to machines.
If you don’t see your CPAP breathing machine model listed, please contact us at [email protected]. Please include the make and model of CPAP breathing machine you use.
We do support many machines. The most popular machines are listed right now and more will be added as we grow.
In the mean time, let us know which machines you use so we get you the correct filters.
Monthly CPAP Club currently offers Resmed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel CPAP products. We can accommodate certain other brands when requested by email. Please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or submit a request online.
Our goal at Monthly CPAP Club is to offer all the necessary CPAP supplies for good sleep hygiene in simple, scheduled quarterly shipments.
We want the program to be even easier for the end user to afford with a monthly payment.
When you sign up for a package with Monthly CPAP Club, you will be charged the monthly package amount ranging from $30 and up, depending on your preferences.
We will ship out a package within 1 business day of your order with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need to properly treat your sleep apnea with clean and effective supplies.
The next scheduled shipment for your account will commence 3 months after your initial first shipment. We’ll send you an email your next delivery is on the way.
The best part about Monthly CPAP Club for those living with sleep apnea is that CPAP supplies are one less thing you’ll have to regularly order, schedule or pick up. We ship you the supplies you’ll need for the next three months and ship you another package in three months will all new and fresh CPAP supplies.
We do sell most of the popular and newest CPAP machines. Although we do not list many of the machines on our Monthly CPAP Club site, we can process orders for machines via email for existing subscribers and over the phone for new users.
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