Ever wonder about the buzz about the latest CPAP technology? More and more people are turning to CPAP technologies to treat their sleep problems.
Google “sleeping positions” online, and you’ll be greeted by a bunch of unique and fancy names, such as The Pillow Hugger, The Spread-eagled Starfish, The Fetal Position, The Stargazer, and The Astronaut. This tells us that people take sleep seriously, going as far as giving them names. While the average person can go through all of these positions in one night without disturbing their sleep, the experience is massively different for those with sleep apnea.
When you have sleep apnea, you frequently stop breathing during sleep. This can be due to a lot of factors, such as having nasal obstructions, weight problems, or having a small jawbone. No matter the cause, one thing is certain— a good night’s sleep is nearly impossible if sleep apnea is left untreated.
Thanks to the latest CPAP technology, however, sleep apnea is now a highly manageable condition. Worried about sleeping positions? The right CPAP breathing device will give you the freedom to sleep on your side, back, or on your stomach without restriction.
For Side Sleepers
Do you love sleeping on your side? Some people find this the most comfortable way to sleep. If you do, you need a CPAP device that stays on even when it has to press against a pillow. A full-face CPAP mask may not be the best choice since it tends to push against your face with all those straps and buckles. Therefore, you might want to look into CPAP nasal masks that have less surface area in contact with your face.
No-mask device, such as the CPAP Pro, might be the best choice for side sleepers. With nothing but a nasal component, a mouthpiece, and a few hose and tubes to connect to your machine, it allows greater freedom of movement.
For Back Sleepers
If you naturally sleep on your back, a full-face mask can work. People don’t really move a lot in this position, so there’s a better chance of the mask staying on without leaking air. However, that headgear can push against your head, or all those tubings can make it a bit heavy on your face.
To eliminate that problem altogether, a CPAP device with an innovative architecture can be the answer. The CPAP Pro completely do away with masks, buckles, and straps, so the only thing you’ll feel is your pillow under your head. A word of caution, however: sleeping on your back can worsen sleep apnea, but if you really want to sleep this way, then be sure to elevate your head a little.
For Stomach Sleepers
This is a rare breed, but some people sleep soundly in this position. The catch is that you might have some difficulty adjusting to CPAP treatment because of all those parts you have to deal with. Due to its design and pressure points, a full-face mask is out of the question if you want to continue sleeping in this manner.
With almost no headgear, a no-mask device, such as the CPAP Pro, can work wonders for stomach sleepers. The tubes and hose are highly adjustable, which allows you to position yourself without all the fuss. This type of breathing device can alleviate the discomfort that you might experience from conventional models.
The right CPAP device should allow you to sleep well no matter your preferred sleeping position. Our CPAP Pro specialists are always ready to help, so feel free to contact us anytime.