Tips for Using CPAP When You’re Sick | Common CPAP Problems and Solutions

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Getting sick is an unfortunate inevitability for most, especially during the cold winter months. If you’re a CPAP user, you dread getting sick and struggling to use your CPAP effectively. Fortunately, we have solutions for the common problems you may encounter if you get sick so you won’t have to give up using your CPAP.

Continue reading to learn more about Easy Breathe’s tips for having the best CPAP experience while you’re under the weather.

1. Use a full-face mask while congested.

While congested, most individuals will use their mouth to breathe at night. The time you spend congested can mean ineffective CPAP therapy if you use a nasal or nasal pillow mask. Want the most out of your CPAP therapy while sick? Swap to a full-face mask.

ResMed’s AirFit F30 is a great alternative for those who don’t normally use a full face mask. It features:

  • Minimal design: Fits under your nose and over your mouth, leaving the bridge of your nose untouched
  • Universal headgear size: Contours to every unique face for an accurate, first-time fit
  • Quick release elbow: Allows users to plug/unplug from therapy easily
  • Minimal design: Fits under your nose and over your mouth, leaving the bridge of your nose untouched
  • Universal headgear size: Contours to every unique face for an accurate, first-time fit
  • Quick release elbow: Allows users to plug/unplug from therapy easily

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2. Use a CPAP that aids in your recovery.

Your pressure needs may change when you’re congested, so an auto-titrating CPAP provides optimal support while you are recovering.

Our most popular auto CPAP is ResMed’s AirSense 11, which automatically adjusts the pressure as you sleep to make your therapy more comfortable. The AirSense 11 also features:

  • SmartStart: Starts automatically at a low pressure as soon as you put on your mask
  • AutoRamp: Starts your therapy at a low pressure, and then ramps it up once you’re asleep
  • EPR (expiratory pressure relief): The pressure is reduced as you exhale to make breathing easy
  • SmartStart: Starts automatically at a low pressure as soon as you put on your mask
  • AutoRamp: Starts your therapy at a low pressure, and then ramps it up once you’re asleep
  • EPR (expiratory pressure relief): The pressure is reduced as you exhale to make breathing easy

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3. Use a CPAP cleaner to kill unwanted bacteria.

Airborne germs can stick to your CPAP equipment and make your sickness last even longer. Disinfect your supplies with a CPAP sanitizer to keep your CPAP germ-free.

The Sleep8 is a great sanitizing option that acts as a preventative measure and helps ensure that you don’t get any sicker. It features:

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

Save $100 when you buy the Sleep8 today!

4. Use a humidifier to break up congestion.

We’ve mentioned congestion several times, as it is the biggest hurdle for CPAP users sleeping comfortably while sick. Congestion is caused by phlegm and swollen membranes in your nose, and using a machine with a heated humidifier can help restore the moisture levels in your nasal passages.

The Luna G3 BPAP 25A is a great choice for those wanting humidity. The Luna G3 features:

  • Auto Humidity control G3: Intelligent humidity control allows maximum moisture while ensuring rain out in the tubing is not an issue
  • Multi-stage noise reduction: Advanced sound technology is used to ensure sound performance is under 26 dB
  • Simple reminders feature: Accessory and supply reminders keep your treatment on track
  • Auto Humidity control G3: Intelligent humidity control allows maximum moisture while ensuring rain out in the tubing is not an issue
  • Multi-stage noise reduction: Advanced sound technology is used to ensure sound performance is under 26 dB
  • Simple reminders feature: Accessory and supply reminders keep your treatment on track

Upgrade to the Luna G3 BPAP 25A today and save $425!

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