Finding CPAP masks for side sleepers can be a difficult task for many sleep apnea sufferers. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) as a sleep apnea treatment has many problems, and one of the biggest complaints patients have is they simply can’t get comfortable or used to wearing a cpap mask.
This can be caused due to the way the mask fits, irritations it might cause while sleeping, and constraints the mask puts on finding a comfortable sleeping position. This problem is even more troublesome for people who sleep on their sides since many masks aren’t made to accommodate this type of sleeping position.
When CPAP is ineffective or simply isn’t an option, CPAP alternatives can and should be sought. Many people don’t realize sleep apnea treatments outside of CPAP and surgery do exist and can be highly effective. Marc MacDonald explores CPAP alternatives in, “Cure Your Sleep Apnea Without CPAP”.
Many new CPAP users have no idea where to start to find a good mask, and even experienced CPAP users may struggle for months to find a mask that fits properly, doesn’t leak, doesn’t cause irritation, and allows them to sleep on their side if they’re used to doing so. Choosing the right CPAP mask becomes more important and more of a dilemma when you consider they usually can’t be returned once opened due to sanitation and hygiene issues. Read the rest of this entry