Patients are recommended to consult a doctor first before purchasing a sleep machine. And the following factors should be considered, they are includes:
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. It is the most popular treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It uses air pressure generated by a machine, delivered through a tube into a mask that fits over the nose or mouth.
AUTO CPAP Sleep Machine can detect the breathing patterns of user at different times during sleep, and automatically adjust to the most suitable pressure they need with each breath.
Bi-Level refers to two-level positive airway pressure. Like CPAP, air is sent through a tube into a mask that fits over the nose. While CPAP generally delivers a single pressure, BiPAP delivers an inhale pressure and an exhale pressure.
It is very important for the user to select the appropriate size and fit the accessories which can maximize your comfort. The following are the basic features of each accessory for your reference.
Silicone Nasal Mask
|Gel Nasal Mask|
|Full Face Mask|
(Use under special circumstances)
|Silicone Nasal Cannula|
The following sizing and fitting guide can as a reference for the patients in selecting the mask size. And please also consult your doctor and mask supplier to make sure you find the one that is right for you and your needs. .
1. Understanding the main three points of your face：
2. According to the following guidelines, can help you to choose the right mask size best for your face:
After using the sleep machine, the saliva, nasal fluid and skin oils of user may remain in the throat, nasal mask or humidifier, this can lead to breed bacteria inside and also increase the incidence of sleep machine and make accessories faster wear and tear. These bacteria are more likely causing unpleasant smells in the mask and irritating your skin.
It is recommended to clean the equipment daily or weekly as specified in product instructions, especially the mask, headgear, tubing and humidifier to ensure the safe and effective use of sleep machine.
The cleaning instruction of different brands of sleep machine accessories may be difference, users please also refer to the product manual on cleaning mask accessories.