If you have sleep apnea, you may use a CPAP machine to help you breathe at night. But you may also have noticed that your eyes look puffy when you wake up. You may be wondering if the CPAP mask is the cause.
As you may know, CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. It is a treatment that helps people with trouble breathing, such as those with sleep apnea.
How can a CPAP mask cause puffy eyes?
If you’re using a CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, you may have noticed that your eyes are often puffy when you wake up. There are a few reasons why this may be happening.
Mask not fitted correctly
One possibility is that the mask is not fitted correctly. If your CPAP mask is too tight, it can cause fluid to build up around the eyes. And another case is that your mask can leak air, which can cause fluid to accumulate around the eyes.