What are the side effects of the CPAP machine?
We know it works and we know it’s not so comfortable. We also know that it might look scary for those looking, but what else?
The average user will use the CPAP machine because he has no other choice. Let’s face it, it’s quite a big machine and you feel like being in hospital when using it. Usually, CPAP users will be overweight and suffer from sleep apnea. You go to the doctor and here it is: you need to use CPAP.
I talked to dozens of CPAP users and here is what they have to say about the CPAP and its side effects. Here are their reviews:
” I have had my machine for over a year and never used it because i cant sleep with it on. well i have had some simi major health problems come to find out its from sleep apnea. so i started using my machine again 2 nites ago. i still am tired the next day but i think it takes time to adjust. do you wake up a lot in the night? if so the mask you have might not be the right one for you. they make different ones. might want to check into that. also my dr said that if i cant sleep with my machine i should try a mouth guard that is made for sleep apnea. might check that too “
” I have been using the cpap for about 6 months and still don’t feel refreshed after a good 7-8 hours of sleep. “
” I use a CPAP machine and its not the easiest thing to get use to but after a while you tolerate it and you manage to get to sleep with it on. The trick is to persist with it and not give up on it. Sleep Apnea is not dangerous in itself but it can cause very serious life threatening illnesses and the CPAP machine helps stop that.I havne`t had a side effects with it like blocked nose which you can sometimes get its just it does take a while to get use to it and feel comfortable enough with it to be able to get to sleep while wearing it. Good luck with it! “
” it dries my mouth and throat so bad. I have been told that I should use a heated humidifier, but it will still take me up to 6 months to get used to it. 6 month!!! that a hell lot of time, I think I’ll try the book you mentioned earlier. we’ll speak soon. “
” My CPAP machine is very quiet and never has disturbed the wife. In fact she was so relieved that my snoring and moving around has practically disappeared, that she too sleeps a lot better. Says the CPAP noise is nothing compared to my old snoring and rustling around habits. “
” I have been diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. The doctor was trying to sell me a CPAP but I refused due to inconclusive tests. When I used CPAP a couple of times I did not notice any difference but rather discomfort. There are other natural ways to reduce sleep apnea such as exercising, meditation and other exercises “
well, here are the side affects I’ve been facing:
* Dry or stuffy nose
* Irritation of the skin on your face
* Bloating of your stomach
* Sore eyes
As you can see, some people do say the machine has worked for them, but it sure has some side effects, and i didn’t mention all the people who complained about the price and how much it is not comfort and ruin the sex life.
There is an alternative – there are other ways to stop snoring without the stupid CPAP which will cost you hundreds of dollars. Books are proven source of information for years now and they can give you the exact methods and tips on how to stop snoring.
Before you spend hundreds of dollars on the CPAP, read this post!