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Sleep Disorders

Top 10 Most Common CPAP Mask Problems and Discomfort (& How to Solve Them)

By: Rita Brooks
July 6th, 2015

For patients with sleep apnea, CPAP therapy is a great treatment option to ease the most troubling symptoms of this disorder. In our previous blog post, we explained how CPAP therapy works. But what are some of the most common complaints associated with this form of treatment? Current research estimates that the compliance rate for CPAP (how many people use CPAP more than a few months) is approximately 60 percent. One explanation for this may be that many users struggle to make treatment with a CPAP mask comfortable. But there are actually easy fixes to these problems that help boost compliance rates among your patients. Here are the top 10 ways to solve common complaints you may hear from a CPAP patient and the most effective solutions for them.

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