Why Patients Don’t Like CPAP
For patients suffering from sleep apnea, the first line of defense is a continuous airway pressure machine, also known as a CPAP. It’s a machine that works by delivering a constant, steady flow of air through your nasal passages from a mask that’s worn each night.
Though it’s the most commonly prescribed treatment for sleep apnea, most patients complain that their CPAP is loud, uncomfortable, and awkward to use. It can be restrictive and difficult to use because CPAP therapy requires you to wear a mask overnight and sleep on your back. Not to mention, the mask must be removed and reattached each time you get up during the night.