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Cpap (continuous positive airway pressure) is one therapy for OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), this treatment uses mild air pressure to keep airways in the throat opened to help they breathe easily during sleep

How To Choose The Best CPAP Chin Strap For Sleep Apnea 2017

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While breathing through the nose is considered the healthier way to sleep, many people who suffer from sleep apnea tend to be mouth-breathers, this can be due to habit, congestion or due to their jaw structure.
If you’re congested on a regular basis, you should make an appointment to see a sleep specialist to find out if you need to begin using a chin strap.

CPAP chin strap is intended to use by patients who wear a CPAP mask during their treatment sessions, but experience jaw drops during the night.
The CPAP chin strap work by keeping the patient’s mouth closed during CPAP use, which will help to prevent a sore throat and make they wake up. A chin strap will also contribute to preventing air from escaping through the patient’s open mouth.

 

CLICK HERE to see my post about how to choose the best cpap masks for side sleepers or CLICK HERE to know how to choose cpap pillow

These apnea straps are used in conjunction with a CPAP machine, to treat respiratory issues or sleep apnea.These machines will administer a constant level of air pressure to prevent a patient’s airways from closing.
These devices will help the user to breathe regularly and easier during sleep. The primary duty of the chin strap is to keep the user’s mouth closed, which will prevent airflow through the mouth. While a CPAP device can use for a variety of medical conditions, they are primarily used to treat apnea.

Apnea is the medical condition that involves the airway narrowing or closing during sleep, once the muscles have relaxed. This type of airway restriction will cause a patient to receive an insufficient amount of oxygen, lack of energy, fatigue during the day, chronic headaches and snoring is also a frequent apnea symptom.

CPAP therapy is one of the most successful treatments for apnea, and it can have more satisfactory results when used with a CPAP chin strap. Many people who suffer from apnea find that their mouths are open during sleep, which interferes with the effectiveness of the therapy. The CPAP device relies on a type of closed system to create the air pressure in the windpipe, which is how the airway is kept open.

Air leaking from the mouth will prevent the machine from working adequately, because of the air that enters the nose leaving through the mouth before reaching the user’s windpipe.

SEE my post about how to clean cpap equipment HERE

 

How To Choose CPAP Chin Strap

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How To Clean CPAP Equipment 2017

How To Clean CPAP Mask

cpap maskTo keep clean your mask overtime and to longer their expected age, you must clean your cpap equipment daily, fortunately cleaning cpap equipment is not that hard.
All you have to do just:

  • prepare a warm water
  • add mild soap that doesn’t have any scent (try use baby shampoo or special soap for cleaning cpap mask)
  • Separate cpap part components (including tube, device, mask, and headgear)
  • put your parts in warm water
  • rinse well and
  • hang it to air dry

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Common cpap mask issues and how to fix it

In this article i will explain common cpap mask users problem and how to fix that issues, some issue you had might be easy to fix.
This article not only useful for cpap mask user but for people who consider using cpap mask too, so they can avoid this problem.

And here is the list of Common cpap mask issues and how to fix it:

 

 

Marks or rash on face

marks or rash on faceThis problem is from cpap mask (click here to see my review about resmed airfit p10 that are suitable for side sleepers) that makes your skin allergy or irritations that’s why it will leave red marks on your face. If you got much rush or marks on your face after you use your cpap mask in the night that’s mean there are something wrong with the mask.

Common cause for rash on your face is your cpap mask is dirty (if it’s very dirty your cpap mask will turning to yellow) and thats make your skin get irritated. The way to fix that is to clean your mask regularly

Choose carefully cleaning products for your cpap mask and always see manufacturer message about cleaning the products

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Resmed Airfit P10 nasal Pillow CPAP mask review 2017

Did your partner (husband or wife) sleep backs you? While you know the reason is from your cpap mask exhale air that blew your partner. You can’t do anything with that, because if you are not using cpap mask you can’t sleep but if you use it your partner can’t sleep with you

With Resmed Airfit P10 nasal Pillow CPAP mask you and your partner can say goodbye to the air which blow every night from your cpap mask, because this mask have QuietAir woven-mesh vents technology which diffuses exhale air to multiple directions

(if you read at cpap related forum there are a lot of resmed Swift FX user convert to this mask just because of this technology)

That’s mean this mask will be very quiet to use and doesn’t blow air through hose ( even if you put your finger in front of it you will feel little to no air)

Simple and easy to clean

resmed airfit p10 cpap mask parts

Resmed Airfit P10 has very simple design, to be more precise there are only 3 parts of it vent frame, Headgear, and nasal Pillow.

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