Use These Methods to Sleep Better When Using a CPAP Machine

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If you suffer from sleep apnea, you’re already familiar with CPAP supplies. One of the hardest parts of treating this disorder is compliance. The most difficult aspect of treatment, aside from having easy access to the masks, tubes and the machine you need, is sleeping with a CPAP mask. For newcomers, wearing one of these masks at night can feel like an uphill battle. It may result in you tossing and turning or finding certain sleeping positions uncomfortable. But the good news is that CPAP masks come in a variety of sizes and shapes and fits. This means that with a little bit of due diligence, you can find the perfect fit.

Monthly CPAP Club delivers all the CPAP supplies you need every 3 months for a set monthly fee. Just choose your mask, and we’ll add free tubing, filters and a cushion with free shipping. Get started today. Plans from $25/month.

How to Get Accustomed to Sleeping with a CPAP Mask

One of the more common issues people have is feeling claustrophobic about wearing the CPAP mask. Getting used to the mask blowing pressurized air into your face and being affixed to your head can take some time.

But there are ways to get around this:

  • Consider using a nasal pillow mask. These are smaller, lighter masks that don’t feel as heavy on your face and work by creating a seal at the base of your nose around your nostrils. They use two inserted prongs to deliver the air and are less obstructing.  
  • When testing out new CPAP masks, read reviews first on the size and fit. You’d be surprised at how many online reviews you can find and how many users are diligent about sharing whether a mask feels too confining. A little bit of research can turn you on to certain brands that will work best for you.
  • Get used to the mask by wearing it around your house during the day, unplugged from the machine of course. Doing so will help your subconscious better adapt to the weight, fit and feel of the mask, so it feels less obstructing at night.
  • Slowly adjust the air pressure when you get into bed. Consider wearing your mask as you watch an evening show, read a book or browse the web on your phone or tablet. Let the air pressure build up steadily, so you can get a sounder night’s sleep.

Other Helpful CPAP Tips

  • Bear in mind that it can take a while to become accustomed to the fit and feel of any mask. Think of this like any other habit you are trying to make or break. It takes about 21 days to make a habit. So, start that habit out by getting used to wearing your mask at odd times and at night. In no time at all, you’ll forget it's even on your head when you go to bed.
  • Make sure you monitor your weight and body, as even subtle changes can cause for discomfort in a fit. Loose-fitting masks and those that are too tight can become troublesome to wear. Thankfully, you can easily remedy this by increasing or decreasing the fit of the masks you buy.
  • Make CPAP part of your daily routine. Certainly, it can be frustrating knowing that you have to use a CPAP machine when you go to bed every night. But take the time to remind yourself that this is for the betterment of your health, a good night’s rest and consideration for a partner that may be sleeping next to you in bed.
  • If the air pressure is bothering you, there may be a solution. Newer CPAP machines have a “ramp” setting that starts the air softly and slowly increases pressure until achieving the prescribed setting. This helps you fall asleep faster and you can more easily get used to the air pressure buildup. You should also explore your potions with BiPAP and C-Flex machines, which use sensors to detect when you are exhaling air, so they can balance air pressure against that to make it more comfortable.
  • Combating dryness is made easier with newer technology. Modern CPAP machines often also have a heated humidifier feature. This helps retain the moisture in your nostrils and mouth, so you don’t wake up with cotton mouth or dry skin at the base of your nose. If your CPAP machine has a built-in humidifier and you’re still suffering from dryness, consider using a saline nasal spray before you go to bed. You can also talk to your doctor about prescribed sprays that may help, too.
  • If you find that the sound of your CPAP machine is keeping you up, you should consider upgrading. The newer machines are whisper silent and more energy efficient, and they boast a host of new features that will have you sleeping better at night.
  • For those who are struggling with tubing getting in the way, consider specialized CPAP pillows that have cutouts on the sides for tubes. You can feed the tubes through these cutouts, so they don’t get in the way when you’re lying prone. 
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Remember, patient compliance is the most important part of treating sleep apnea. If you’re diligent, resourceful and stay on top of the latest trends and technology, you can reduce the impact that this disorder has on your life.

Helping you sleep better is what we’re all about… that’s why we created Monthly CPAP Club! It gives you everything you need to enjoy a great night’s sleep with convenient and automatic delivery of all your CPAP supplies. Start today by answering a few questions, selecting your preferred brands and paying a low, set monthly. Then leave the rest of to us!

F.A.Q.

Answers to customer's frequently asked questions

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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