Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the employment of medical devices to address patients or individuals suffering from sleep difficulty. Specifically, supplies for CPAP masks or the like are meant to treat sleep apnea, a condition ranging from minor to serious with possibly dangerous side effects. Individuals who wish to consider purchasing CPAP supplies should first speak with a sleep specialist to determine if CPAP masks are right for them. This should especially considered if they are suffering from severe drowsiness, unfulfilling sleep, snoring, breathing difficulty, and falling asleep during the day.
CPAP supplies and headgear will typically vary based on patient’s specific needs and CPAP machine. The following specifications generally are: Strap based head gear for comfort and stability when at rest. Area for tube placement for supporting CPAP airflow. Non irritable design material, preventing issues like skin irritation. Durable material for extensive lifespan and non-tear, non-break architecture. Designed with cotton, spandex, and polyamide. Straps adjust to all head sizes to assure tight but comfortable grip while resting.
Additionally, individuals can purchase other CPAP supplies for their personal and machine based needs, either for adjustments or for replacements. Supplies of these types include: Air filters, either disposable or long-lasting, for preventing bacterial infections. Tubes for more consistent and protected air flow. Additional mask parts to adjust/modify current mask design for more comfort and/or efficiency. Additional machine parts such as replacement batteries, compressors, machine types (from automatic to adjusting). Humidifiers to apply filtered moisture to prevent dry throat and possible irritation during rest
If you are considering a CPAP machine or need relevant supplies, contact your sleep specialist for diagnosis and discuss possible options. Do not attempt to make assumptions about your condition as improper use of CPAP machines can exacerbate nocturnal respiratory problems.