A person suffering from disorders like OSA (obstructive-sleep-apnea) often get prescribed a CPAP machine.
CPAP is a popular term in recent days which refers to continuous positive airway pressure. You can buy a CPAP machine from many places. There are many producers and vendors to choose from. Your doctor can specifically advise you to buy a particular machine too.
When you get the CPAP machine in your hand, a certain setting will come as built-in; basically, a technician does that job for first time users. The technician makes that setting based on the prescription of the doctor. A CPAP machine user is advised not to change the settings of the machine unless he has discussed it with his doctor.
If your doctor allows you to change the setting for a particular reason, there is no problem in doing that. Using a CPAP machine is not that tough and its setting change is not either.
But, if you are a novice user or have limited knowledge about technology and gadgets, you might face some problems. Older people those are suffering for sleeping disorders often struggle if asked to change the setting a bit.
You can find many blogs and forums to help with these issues. This article will also help you to know more about how to easily change the setting of a CPAP machine.
While guiding you to change the setting of your CPAP machine, it is important to mention two things:
CPAP machines might cause some potential negative health effects.
A person might need plenty of time to adjust to a certain model. Feeling abnormalities doesn’t mean you can get rid out of those by stopping the usage of the machine or by getting a new one. In some cases, people suffer for their own mistakes. Inappropriate pressure setting can lead towards many health complexities. So, pay close attention to all settings.
Don’t forget to remain cautious about primary setting changes with your CPAP machine.
Unless your physician approves the primary setting required by you, don’t try to do it yourself. Remember the prime purpose of a CPAP machine is keeping the airways open and making the breathing more regular during the nighttime.
Take care and be careful not to make changes without proper medical advice.