PrimeClean Sanitizer kills 99.9 percent of germs, without introducing moisture into the process since more moisture could then become a breeding ground for more germs. Also, with Sanitizing bag with Ozone Filter, it is designed to safely use ozone, rather than sending it directly out into the room. The PrimeClean takes the daily hassle out of cleaning your CPAP equipment, you simply press the only button on the device and walk away…the whole sanitation process is done within 30 minutes!
9. Saline Spray And/Or Decongestant – Quick & Cheap Solution For Nasal Congestion
Advanced Sleep Medicine Services, Inc. (sleepdr.com) Dr. Said Mostafavi, suggests that CPAP users suffering from nasal congestion consider that allergies may not be the cause. A less known cause of nasal congestion will affect some CPAP users 6 to 12 months after starting therapy. Because many sleep apnea patients are mouth breathers (due to sleep apnea), when they start using CPAP therapy, they suddenly start breathing through their nose.
10. Aromatherapy – A Simple Recipe For Relaxation
Aromatherapy is known as a medicine for hundreds of years… It creates a calm and relaxing experience, a pleasant feeling of essential oils stimulating our sense of smell and activating “good hormones”, and even can act anti-inflammatory. It can help new CPAP users get used to their therapy and use CPAP equipment faster, by using cognitive distraction. Simple use of lavender scents will help relax, distress, and fight insomnia, tea tree, and eucalyptus oils have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties…
However, CPAP aromatherapy must be practiced only in a safe way! At any time, it is not recommendable to put essential oils directly in your CPAP machine, on the air filter, in the hose or mask, or in the humidifier. Dr. Randy Horwitz (the medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine) states that even a small amount of essential oils droplets, if inhaled directly into the lungs, can cause lung irritation, and that is something that in some extreme cases might occur while using in the CPAP device.
A proper way to use aromatherapy in CPAP therapy is to put the essential oil on diffuser pads that should be put around the CPAP machine and thus intake the air with the fragrance.
Sleep Should Be A Pleasant Activity!
Yes, sleeping should be a pleasant activity…not only for the feeling rested in the morning part but also for your mental and physical health. Getting used to CPAP therapy is not an easy process, and to make things worse, many patients cannot get used to some parts of it, ever. But, as we mentioned, there are many solutions for almost any CPAP therapy issue or discomfort. And as you can see from our list of 10 accessories that will help reduce the discomfort, mostly the solutions are cheap and effective!
But even if there isn’t a solution for the discomfort issue you particularly have, for sure you're not the only one and the CPAP industry will very soon find the solution for that as well!
Embrace your CPAP therapy, enjoy your sleep.