In general, this treatment is very effective and works well in most cases. However, the data and the treatment itself must be optimized for each patient. This is mandatory in order to get all of the aforementioned benefits and also new ones that may be specific for you. That’s why it is essential to have regular visits to your doctor and to discuss all potential issues or problems and solve them.
Possible Side Effects
As with any other treatment, there are some side effects, we must mention and explain here. They are rare and usually, they are easy to fix, but we will still have to explain them. Keep in mind that if you notice any issue with the ones we will list below you need to solve it as quickly as possible.
One of the most common issues is a leak in the system. Typically this happens when a hose or a mask is damaged or when the mask is not tight enough against the face. Keep in mind that CPAP is a pressurized system so losing air will make the entire system ineffective. Replace damaged components or tight down the mask.
- Water Found Inside The Hose
If water is found in the hose, you will get splashes through the night. This is a rare issue and can be easily solved. All you need is to purchase a heated hose or a hose cover that will solve the problem.
If you breathe using your mouth while you sleep, you can experience dry mouth in the morning. The solution is to add a humidifier to your system. This will make sure the problem is completely solved.