(HealthDay News) -- A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine can help you sleep safer with sleep apnea, but adjusting to its mask can be difficult.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends:
- Take note of any sleep improvements you've seen since beginning CPAP treatment.
- If the mask makes you feel claustrophobic, try desensitization training, in which you slowly become more accustomed to the mask while you are awake.
- Ensure that your mask is as comfortable as possible.
- Use heated humidification or a doctor-recommended nasal drug to help ease nasal congestion.
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