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Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend that you use a humidifier to help reduce nasal dryness and/or increase the temperature of the CPAP tube.
Try using a humidifier and increasing its temperature. Please ensure that your CPAP air filter is replaced regularly. If nasal congestion persists, please consult a doctor to determine the cause.
If your skin is irritated, try washing your mask daily with warm soapy water to remove built-up allergens and remember to replace your mask yearly. If skin irritation persists, stop using your mask and talk to your physician. If red marks occur after use, you may be wearing your mask too tightly. Marks on your skin should disappear shortly after removing your mask.
It’s possible that you may have a nasal cavity blockage and the CPAP pressure cannot get through effectively. You can try a chin strap or a full face mask.
We recommend that you use a humidifier to reduce oral dryness. You may need to increase the humidity and temperature of the CPAP tube. Certain medications can cause dry mouths as a side effect. If dryness persists, please consult a pharmacist on which oral lubrication product is right for you.
As you begin to get used to wearing your CPAP mask at night, this is a normal behaviour. If this persists, please consult a therapist to determine the cause.
You should replace your humidifier water every night. Please do not let water sit in your humidifier all day, as bacteria loves warm and moist environments.
You should speak with your therapist, as your CPAP pressure may need to be adjusted. Try sleeping with your head elevated and make sure that your chin strap isn’t too close to your mouth.
Absolutely! CPAP is designed for travel as well. Some humidifiers detach, making the CPAP lighter to carry. Having a copy of your prescription for your CPAP is a great idea, just in case. CanSleep also sells backup batteries for outdoor camping.
Snoring should not occur while using the CPAP, please speak with your therapist about adjusting pressure or trying on a different mask.
You should replace your CPAP machine every 5 years. Masks, hoses and water chambers should be replaced annually, while air filters should be replaced monthly.
Most people begin noticing positive effects after 2-4 weeks. As everyone has unique symptoms, results vary.
If CPAP use is discontinued, your symptoms may return .
Weight fluctuations, change in medication, surgery and age are all factors that contribute to how your CPAP pressure was determined. If there are any changes, it is important to schedule a checkup with a therapist.
It is important to take ca re of your CPAP equipment and to use the correct air pressure. Your CPAP can also conduct an Oximetry Test to monitor and record the level of oxygen in your blood as you sleep through the night.