- I want to buy a CPAP, how much is appropriate?
Answer: First of all, please go to a hospital for a Sleep Study.
Once it is done, we will base on your doctor’s prescription or Sleep Study report in order to recommend which brand and model is suitable for you as the best treatment.
- I snore every night when sleeping, do I need a CPAP?
Answer: After using the CPAP, it can effectively eliminate snoring. We suggest you should go to a hospital immediately for a Sleep Study. If the result comes out that you have Sleep Apnea, then you must receive appropriate treatment. If left untreated for a long time, it can cause a range of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. In serious case, it may even cause sudden death during sleep or traffic accidents.
- After using a CPAP, how long does it take to feel the improvements?
Answer: Once you start using a CPAP, various symptoms will soon improve. The CPAP continues to improve the function of various organs of your body during sleep, thus avoiding other chronic diseases.
- After using the CPAP, does it help to fight sleepiness during the day?
Answer: After using the CPAP, it can solve the breathing pauses and hypopnea during the sleep process. This ensures you a good deep sleep state, thus greatly improving the quality of your sleep. Your sleepiness problems in daytime will be greatly improved, so the next day you should feel energetic and in a good mental state.
- Do I have to use the CPAP everyday?
Answer: Yes. It is suggested to use the CPAP everytime you sleep if you are a Sleep Apnea patient. Otherwise, breathing pauses during sleep or hypopnea phenomenon will still occur.
- When I have a cold, can I continue to use a CPAP?
Answer: When you have upper respiratory infection, otitis media or sinusitis, you should go to hospital to treat this first. It will be best to eliminate the inflammation then resume using the CPAP. If your doctor agrees that you should continue using during the meantime, you will have to ensure regular cleansing of the nasal mask and hose. This is to prevent worsening of the infection.
- If I do not use a humidifier / heat moisture exchanger, is it OK?
Answer: Generally, we recommend that each sleep apnea patient should use a humidifier/heat moisture exchanger. This would greatly increase the comfort when using a CPAP, also avoiding the occurrence of dry mouth, dry nose and dry throat, or allergic discomfort situations such as sneezing, nasal congestion and runny nose.
- When using the CPAP there is air leakage, what should I do?
Answer: Air leakage from the mouth decreases the therapeutic effect. If you use a nasal mask, try to keep your mouth shut during treatment. You can also use a full face mask or chin strap to solve the problem of air leakage. In addition, washing away the grease from face before you wear the mask will help you to wear it better and also prolong the life of the mask cushioning.