A CPAP machine can be an important tool for mitigating some of the breathing problems that you may experience while you are sleeping. Unfortunately, it is common for new users to be unprepared for the considerations that they should review when choosing a CPAP machine.
Assess Whether A Portable CPAP Is A Good Option For You
One complaint that people will often have about their CPAP machines is that they can be rather bulky. For those that travel, a bulky CPAP machine can substantially increase the difficulty of packing for the trip while also increasing the luggage costs that may have to be paid. An option for mitigating this problem can be to invest in a portable CPAP machine. These devices are able to provide quality performance, but they will be much more compact than a full-sized CPAP machine. This can make them ideal for a person that will need to regularly take their machine with them while they are traveling.
Avoid Choosing Hoses That Are Excessively Long
Individuals will often make the mistake of buying hoses for their CPAP machines that are far too long. When the hoses are excessively long, they can be far more likely to suffer damage from routine use. This can also make it harder to store these hoses without them becoming tangled, which can also cause them to suffer damage. Ideally, you should choose a hose that is just long enough to allow you to comfortably lay in your bed. If you will need to travel with your CPAP, you may want to keep hoses of various lengths as you may not be able to always predict the distance from the bed to where you will place the CPAP machine.
Keep Additional Filters In Storage
Not surprisingly, a CPAP machine will need to utilize a filter to remove dust and other impurities from the air that it is providing. This can result in these filters becoming fairly dirty within a short period of time. This means that you will need to regularly change these filters in order for them to remain clean enough to be effective. Due to the need for these filters to be changed frequently, you should always keep some spared in storage. This will allow you to be able to easily change the filter when it starts to reach the end of its lifespan.
Talk to a CPAP machine supplier if you have any questions.