Sore Throat from CPAP? | Common CPAP Problems and 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 sore throat they wake up with in the morning. However, a sore throat is often a sign that something is wrong with your CPAP or mask that needs fixing. The two biggest sources of sore throat are humidity issues (often caused by leaks) and bacterial infections from unclean supplies. We’ve compiled some of the best remedies for when you’re experiencing a Sahara in your esophagus.

Here are 4 solutions to your sore throat problem:

1. Replace your supplies regularly to prevent leaks and illnesses.

Your worn-out supplies could be the root of your sore throat. 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, especially in your throat.

Both the aging supplies and under-performing comfort settings can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can make your throat ache when you wake up. Fresh supplies combined with a newer CPAP that has advanced comfort settings will make your sore throat a thing of the past! It’s best to replace your supplies regularly (more often than you would imagine!). But not to worry, insurance covers regular supply replacements.

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2. Upgrade to an Auto CPAP to keep your therapy temperature controlled.

Your pressure needs will change throughout the night, and can be affected by small things such how tired you are and what position you sleep in. If your pressure needs aren’t met, you’ll wake up more tired and likely with a sore throat. ResMed’s AirSense 10 AutoSet adjusts the pressure on a breath-by-breath basis. It also has automatic comfort features to help prevent any dryness:

  • Humidification: Auto Climate Control setting keeps consistent moisture to you through the night
  • AutoRamp: Starts your therapy at a low pressure to ensure you fall asleep comfortably
  • Expiratory Pressure Relief: Reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding breathy build-up in your mask
  • Humidification: Auto Climate Control setting keeps consistent moisture to you through the night
  • AutoRamp: Starts your therapy at a low pressure to ensure you fall asleep comfortably
  • Expiratory Pressure Relief: Reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding breathy build-up in your mask

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

3. Keep your supplies clean to avoid infections.

Bacteria build-up on your mask can make you sick or weaken your mask seal. Unclean supplies will also lead to CPAP related illnesses which can cause sore throats as well. That’s why keeping your mask and hose sanitized daily can reduce how often you get sore throats. 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 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 mask that seals well to prevent leaks.

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 are drying your throat out, the AirFit F30 will help. Unlike traditional full face masks that have trouble sealing around the bridge of your nose, the AirFit F30 has:

  • Minimal full face design: Fits under your nose and over your mouth, leaving nasal bridge untouched
  • Universal headgear size: Padded headgear contours to every unique face for an accurate, first-time fit
  • Quick release elbow with QuietAir™: The elbow allows users to plug/unplug from therapy easily, while vents diffuse exhalation to reduce noise
  • Minimal full face design: Fits under your nose and over your mouth, leaving nasal bridge untouched
  • Universal headgear size: Padded headgear contours to every unique face for an accurate, first-time fit
  • Quick release elbow with QuietAir™: The elbow allows users to plug/unplug from therapy easily, while vents diffuse exhalation to reduce noise

Save $20 on the AirFit F30 today!

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