Have more energy. Enjoy more of life.

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may be feeling a little down or a bit anxious. That’s natural. But there’s good news. Even after just a few weeks of sleep therapy, you could start feeling more energetic, more motivated, and happier.


There may be an adjustment period as you get used to therapy. Don’t worry. Here’s what you need to understand treatment and make your first few weeks easier.

 

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Take back your dreams. Starting now.

 

It's natural to be anxious about sleep therapy. It does take a little getting used to, but it will be worth it when you see the positive impact on your life. It could make you more energetic, alert, and even increase your overall happiness.


How sleep therapy equipment works

 

While the equipment may look intimidating and take getting used to, it can be quite comfortable and allows for natural breathing.  

Masks

 

The mask covers your nose, or your face if you breathe through your mouth while sleeping. You can breathe normally with your mask on.

Choose a mask >

 

Cushions

 

Cushions make the mask comfortable while forming a seal so that the air from the therapy machine can keep your airway open.

Headgear  

 

Headgear keeps the mask stable while you sleep. It should never be over-tightened. That can damage your equipment and lessen the effectiveness of your treatment.

 

Therapy machines

 

There are several types of sleep therapy machines, but a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is the most common. It sends a constant flow of air pressure to your throat so that your airway stays open while you sleep. Choose a therapy machine >

 

Display settings

 

CPAP machines have different settings that allow your doctor to adjust the air pressure. You should always be sure to use the setting your doctor specifies.

 

 

 

Filters

 

Filters make sure that you're only breathing clean air. Some machines have one filter and some have an additional ultra-fine filter.

 

 

Tubing

 

Tubing passes air from the CPAP machine to the mask. It's important to position the tube in a way that you won't pinch it while sleeping. Try over or through your headboard.

 

 

Airflow

 

The CPAP machine pushes air into the tube and through the mask into your airway. This prevents your airway from collapsing and stops sleep apnea from occurring.

 

Helpful tips for successful sleep therapy

Take responsibility

 

Learn about sleep apnea and sleep therapy so you can take a more active role in your treatment.

 

 

 

Keep sleep as a priority

 

Aim for eight hours of sleep and never settle for less than six.

Use your therapy machine every night

 

Continuous therapy is essential to better sleep and an overall healthier lifestyle.

 

 

Get help if you're struggling

 

Your homecare provider is a great source of information and support. Talk to them about overcoming obstacles.