Do you have sleep apnea? Then you know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Sure, it is one thing to get a CPAP machine – it keeps your airways open when you sleep – but there is another significant factor involved in your treatment: how to integrate your CPAP therapy into your nightly routine successfully.
Wearing a full or partial mask that is connected by tubes to a machine can take some getting used to. But developing a stable routine will help ensure that you get used to your machine and get that much needed quality rest. How can you do this? Here are four ways to make that happen:
- Your CPAP machine: If you want to sleep well with a CPAP machine, then your machine needs to be in great condition. Keep your machine and accessories clean. If you have a humidifier, then empty the chamber and dry it out thoroughly. Store in a safe place until the next use.
- Your room: A comfy sleep needs a comfy room. Make your bed so that it looks inviting. Use dark or blackout shades to encourage sleep. Keep your room slightly cool. Use comfortable pillows and the right mattress for your preference.
- Your lifestyle: What you do during the day can affect your sleep. Make sure you get plenty of exercise and outdoor time, eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid caffeine and alcohol – especially right before bedtime.
- You: Yes, you are the biggest factor in your ability to integrate CPAP into your nightly routine. First, that means following the above three points to create a healthy lifestyle. Using your CPAP every time you sleep is also a must. Next, avoid using screens and mobile devices while in bed. Create a quiet bedtime routine, such as reading or meditating, to get yourself in the right mindset.
It can be a little difficult getting used to a CPAP machine while you sleep, but with some effort and routine it can be done. Take your time and find what works for you, and get back to great sleeps and better health again.Shop CPAP, CPAP Masks, and Accessories Now!