How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Really Need?

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How long is a good night’s rest?

Do you know how many hours of sleep you really need per night? We know babies need a lot, and even teens that are still developing need closer to 9 or more hours. From there a lot of folks assume adults will continuously need less sleep as they age. You may hear people in retirement claiming they only need 4 to 5 hours of sleep even! But the truth is all adults should aim for 7 hours of sleep, especially those using CPAP.

In order to feel properly rested and recuperated, most people need 7 to 7 and a half hours of sleep per night. For CPAP users, that means they need 7 or so hours of sleep with their CPAP. Using your CPAP for less than 7 hours means less effective sleep, and ends with you dealing with:

  • Mood problems
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness

Feel like your CPAP is uncomfortable or hard to use for your full night’s sleep? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But now that you know using it only part of the night isn’t enough, how do you get yourself to use your CPAP more? The answer is make sure it’s working right, and fitting well.

Here’s 4 tips for making your CPAP experience easier:

1. Make sure your supplies are fresh so they feel good on your skin.

When your supplies are old, the therapy will become less and less effective. Because this happens slowly over time, most folks end up not noticing it. Instead, they will tighten their mask a little more, thinking they just need the seal a little closer.

Eventually this leads to over-tightening that can cause pain, marks, and the annoying “hot mask” feeling. The less comfortable your CPAP supplies are, the harder it is to stay compliant and get your CPAP benefits. You can avoid this by replacing your supplies with fresh ones regularly on the recommended, insurance-backed schedule.

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2. Have a machine that automatically meets your needs without waking you up in the night.

Your pressure needs vary through the night as you sleep. Newer CPAP machines are now auto-titrating, meaning they adjust to your needs breath-by-breath to give the most effective pressure needed all through the night. They also have automatically adjusting comfort settings to keep you compliant. The premiere Auto CPAP choice is ResMed’s AirSense 10 AutoSet, which offers:

  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and an optional heated tube ensures you don’t dry out
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • AutoRamp: Starts your sleep therapy at a low pressure so you fall asleep more comfortably
  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and an optional heated tube ensures you don’t dry out
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • AutoRamp: Starts your sleep therapy at a low pressure so you fall asleep more comfortably

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3. Keep your supplies clean to keep your sinuses clear.

Bacteria builds-up on your mask every night, and can make you sick or weaken your mask seal if left there. Weak seals and CPAP illnesses are big barriers to compliance, and resulting sinus pressure can lead to headaches. That’s why keeping your mask and hose clean can be the difference between intolerable and effective CPAP therapy. The Sleep8 CPAP cleaner will keep your supplies sanitary and fresh 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

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4. Subscribe to your mask so you’re never without one.

Replacing your CPAP mask regularly is an important part of your therapy. It is necessary both for hygiene and for ensuring everything works efficiently so that you have the best possible CPAP experience. Subscribing to a mask means you’ll receive it automatically, plus it will:

  • Keep you healthier: Reduces germs, bacteria, and viruses on your CPAP
  • Maximize the lifespan: No mask will be wasted and your therapy will be more effective
  • Eliminate the hassle: Never worry about when you need to order a new mask
  • Keep you healthier: Reduces germs, bacteria, and viruses on your CPAP
  • Maximize the lifespan: No mask will be wasted and your therapy will be more effective
  • Eliminate the hassle: Never worry about when you need to order a new mask

Save 20% on any mask you subscribe to!


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