Sleep apnea isn’t just about snoring or getting a good night’s sleep. It’s a serious medical disorder that, left untreated, increases your risk of chronic, life-threatening diseases.
CPAP Machines Help Treat Sleep Apnea
Pressurized air is pumped from a CPAP machine to the user through a hose to the mask which is worn on the face. This pressure helps keep the airway from collapsing and breathing is not restricted. CPAP machines are the most common, and currently, the best treatment for apnea, but to work CPAP machines need to be programmed to your prescription and fitted for you.
Which CPAP Mask Is Best?
CPAP machines need to fit properly and be comfortable. A poorly-fit mask can leak air, irritating your skin, and preventing you from getting the full strength of your prescription.
Our respiratory therapists and registered nurses will help you find a CPAP machine and mask that is comfortable, sized to your face, and has any additional features you need to help you adjust to continuous positive airflow therapy. Some CPAP machines, for example, can slowly ramp up the pressure of the air as you fall asleep to help you adjust more slowly to therapy.
We also have fitting rooms complete with a bed so you can test-drive your CPAP mask and get it professionally fitted to you.
Will I Need a CPAP Cleaning Machine? Is It Worth the Money?
Mold, bacteria, and dead skin cells can develop in your CPAP tubing and mask. You don’t want these germs and allergens to be blown into your sinuses nightly. For that reason, we strongly recommend you wipe down your mask and tubing daily with CPAP sanitizing wipes and clean them at least once a week.
You can do this by using warm soapy water, rinsing it in the sink, and hanging it to air dry. Or, many of our clients prefer to use a CPAP cleaning machine to sanitize their masks and tubing on a daily basis.
How Do I Buy CPAP Supplies?
Northern Respiratory is a full service CPAP supplier. We carry CPAP and Bi-Level machines from Respironics, ResMed and Fisher & Paykel.
At Northern Respiratory, we understand that having a good night’s sleep is very important to our clients. That’s why we take the time required by each client to make sure they are comfortable with their mask and their CPAP equipment.
Our products include:
- Nasal Masks
- Nasal Pillows Masks
- Full Face Masks
- Water Chambers
If you have any questions regarding your CPAP equipment, please contact us anytime.