Those of you who suffer from sleep apnea have most likely either heard of, or use, a CPAP machine to control your breathing throughout the night. They offer users a convenient and safe way to monitor their respiratory problems and provide a care free nights sleep. You are probably already aware of the different styles of CPAP machines available to you, but have you taken advantage of other accessories? Truly take control of your breathing and have a look at the many accessories available to you.
Being sure that your CPAP machine is comfortable for long periods of time is crucial to having a good nights rest. Placing the mask attached to your machine over your breathing canals can cause irritation to some users. Soft padding is a great accessory to help rid the problem and prevent it from reoccurring. These are generally designed to strap right on to the CPAP mask so that the mask itself never has the chance to ever reach your soft skin.
Another comfort related accessory that can be found for CPAP machines is a CPAP specific pillow. Suddenly inviting the machine to sleep with you can be nearly impossible at first and lead to an uncomfortable night’s sleep. By using a pillow designed with the proper grooves and cutouts needed to escape interaction with the machine will allow you to forget it is even there. Being comfortable is the only way you will adapt to this new habit.
Other accessories include those involving the power of the machine. Perhaps you do not have an outlet for the night or are going on a camping trip. With battery packs, or rechargeable batteries, you can count on at least a promise of a full night at ease. Other accessories even allow you to charge your machine right inside your vehicle. Especially for daily users, it can be very dangerous to go a night without their CPAP machine.
You can even fill your CPAP machine with soft, sweet aromas that offer an extra pleasant experience. These are typically very natural scents as strong, formulated smells may cause irritation. Just an easy way to enjoy your machine a little bit more.
Do not forget to keep your CPAP machine clean in the process and take advantage of cleaning accessories. Different wipes, sprays, and gels are a great way to rid any excess dirt. There are truly many accessories out there that will allow for the ideal experience. Whether it is cleanliness, comfort, or convenience your looking for you can be sure to find an accessory that is just right for you.