You might get used to your therapy very easily - some people do. But don't worry if it takes you a little longer. That's normal.
Learning to use and live with your therapy equipment is about forming good habits, staying positive and practicing. It's also about getting comfortable. We'll show you a few techniques to help you make the most of your therapy.
At first, you might be very aware of the feeling of air in your throat. But this is something that you can get used to: try to relax your breathing and breathe like you do normally when you're awake.
Practice breathing with your device in the daytime while you're relaxing or watching television, for instance. You don't need to worry about breathing out when you're sleeping; you will automatically breathe out against the flow of air.
If you continue to find it difficult, talk to your doctor or ResMed accredited outlet.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your therapy:
Treatment should not be louder than a whisper - after all, you're supposed to be sleeping.
If your equipment is making loud noises, some of the parts might not be connected properly, causing air to escape (or 'leak' out).
You can usually work out where the noise or leak is coming from: the device, humidifier, tube or mask.
Check that everything is connected properly, and then see if you notice a change in noise.
Check your mask user guide for fitting instructions.
If you have a good mask seal and have been using your therapy equipment consistently, you should be feeling the benefits.
If you're not, please contact your ResMed accredited outlet or doctor if:
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