Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

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How To Stay Comfortable When Wearing A Sleep Apnea Device

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If you have sleep apnea, you may have a tough time sleeping without waking yourself up during the night. Sleep apnea can be quite dangerous, and it can cause you to snore and otherwise bother your bed partner, too.

One great treatment option is to wear sleep apnea devices when you go to sleep. However, getting used to one of these devices can be tough at first. Luckily, following these tips can help you stay comfortable when wearing your sleep apnea device.

Try Different Types of Masks

There are actually a few different types of masks, such as a mask that covers your entire face -- which is a good choice if you tend to toss and turn throughout the night -- or a mask that simply fits over your nose. You may need to try a few different types of masks until you find one that is most comfortable for you. For example, if you feel restricted with a full-face mask, you might want to try a smaller one. If you can't stay comfortable because your mask won't stay in place, however, you may want to wear a full mask that will be more secure.

Adjust Your Fit

Masks come in different sizes. They are also typically adjustable, so you can adjust the straps so that they fit you better. Play around with the fit, and talk to your healthcare professional if you can't get a decent fit.

Use a Nasal Spray

It is not uncommon for your nose to feel a bit dry and stuffy when you're wearing your sleep apnea device. Luckily, using an over-the-counter nasal spray as directed can help combat this problem. You can also talk to your doctor about prescribing you a nasal spray that will help you feel more comfortable.

Keep Water By Your Bed

Your sleep apnea device may also make your throat feel a bit dry at first, because you'll be breathing in a different way than you are used to. Keeping a glass or bottle of water by your bed will allow you to take small sips of water as needed to help prevent this problem.

As you can see, there are steps that you can take to stay comfortable when wearing a sleep apnea device. Although it might take some getting used to, following these tips can help you get more comfortable, and your device can help you get a better night's sleep.


8 November 2015