Dry Eyes | Common CPAP Problems & Solutions

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Getting a good night’s sleep shouldn’t mean dealing with a lot of side effects from your CPAP. For a lot of folks, one of the biggest drawbacks of using CPAP is the dry eyes they wake up with in the morning. However, dry eyes are often a sign that something is wrong with your CPAP or mask that needs fixing. We’ve compiled some of the best remedies for when you’re experiencing dry eyes.

Here are 4 solutions to your dry eyes problem:

1. Replace your supplies.

Your worn out supplies could be the root of your dry eye problems. If your machine’s humidifier or tubing are wearing out, the comfort settings of your CPAP won’t function as well as they should. This can lead to dryness all over, including your eyes.

Both the aging supplies and under-performing comfort settings can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can make your eyes feel drier when you wake up. Fresh supplies combined with a newer CPAP that has advanced comfort settings will make your dry eyes a thing of the past! It’s best to replace your supplies regularly, but not to worry, insurance covers regular supply replacements.

Your CPAP supplies could be yours for $0! Allow us to check with your insurance provider for you to find out what is covered (for free!). Click below to get started:

2. Upgrade to an Auto CPAP.

With a fixed pressure machine, you’ll always get the most severe amount of pressure during the night, leading to leaks and air blowing on your eyes. But with an auto CPAP, your pressure will automatically adjust on a breath-by-breath basis and prevent the pressure being too high. ResMed’s AirSense 10 AutoSet is an auto CPAP that also has comfort features to help:

  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • AutoRamp: Starts your pressure low, and then ramps it up to the perfect level once you’re asleep
  • Humidification: Auto Climate Control setting avoids moisture buildup in your mask exhaust port, which could block the air you exhale
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • AutoRamp: Starts your sleep therapy at a low pressure, and then ramps the pressure up to the perfect level once you’re asleep
  • Humidification: Auto Climate Control setting avoids moisture buildup in your mask exhaust port, which could block the air you exhale

Upgrade to the AirSense today for just $99 down and 0% APR!

3. Keep your supplies clean.

Bacteria build-up on your mask can weaken your mask seal, which in turn can cause it to leak and blow air into your eyes. That’s why keeping your mask sanitized daily can reduce how often you get dry eyes. The Sleep8 CPAP cleaner will keep your supplies sanitary and fresh much easier than daily hand-washing. The Sleep8 makes cleaning easy with:

  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button and let the Sleep8 do the rest
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine
  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button and let the Sleep8 do the rest
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine

Save $100 when you buy the Sleep8 today!

4. Use a mask that seals well.

Finding the right mask for your face can be frustrating, but newer masks are designed to fit more people every day. If leaks from your mask around your eyes are giving you trouble, the AirFit F30 mask will be a great change. Unlike other masks that seal up over and around the bridge of your nose, the F30 won’t push air towards your eyes at all. Instead, it has:

  • Under-the-nose full face cushion: Reduces red marks and irritation on the nasal bridge
  • QuietAir technology: Makes for a quieter experience for you and your bed partner
  • Quick-release elbow and universal headgear: Makes taking your mask on and off easier than ever
  • Under-the-nose full face cushion: Reduces red marks and irritation on the nasal bridge
  • QuietAir technology: Makes for a quieter experience for you and your bed partner
  • Quick-release elbow and universal headgear: Makes taking your mask on and off easier than ever

Save $20 when you buy the AirFit F30 today!


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