7 CPAP Machine Life Hacks to Help You Sleep Better with Sleep Apnea

Vicious Cycles are Hard to Break





Are you trapped in the vicious cycle of Sleep Apnea? You can’t sleep well without your CPAP machine, but you can’t sleep with your uncomfortable, loud and cumbersome CPAP. Well turn that Sleep Apnea Frown Upside Down because these Life Hacks will turn your CPAP machine from a nuisance to a new sense…. of comfort, stability and restful sleep.

1. CPAP Machine is Too Loud





Recent studies show that 99% of Americans don’t get enough sleep. One of the common culprits is a pesky critter of a condition, known as Sleep Apnea. The most effective treatment is a CPAP Machine. But they come with a host of problems. One of the most common problems people have with CPAP Machines is that they’re far too loud and liable to keep you awake. One simple hack is to solve this problem just involves placement of the machine. Most people keep it next to their bed. If you put it under the covers with you, your blanket will dull the harsh noise, allowing you to sleep better.



 

2. Messy Messy

The Mask for a CPAP Machine is covered in filthy germs when you leave it resting on the floor, or even your night stand. It’s a magnet for grotesque and unseemly bacteria. When you place the mask on your face you are breathing in that harsh and dangerous bacteria that could give you diseases or bacterial infections. To prevent this, purchase a styrofoam head to place on your night stand. Rest your mask on the head when you’re not using it. It also makes an artful decorative sculpture that will impress visitors to your bedroom



3. Tangled Cords

Many people complain about the octopus-like tangle of cords that get you wrapped up like a kidnapping victim in an 80s film as you sleep. No one wants to experience that. It’s messy and feels restrictive.

Luckily you can purchase one of these stands which keeps your cord up and untangled. It’s called a Hose Buddy and yes, it’s a friendly device.

4. Whose is it?

Many couples suffer from Sleep Apnea together. This creates a host of problems. “Whose mask is whose? “”This is my cord!” “Where did you put my nasal pillow?”



These conflicts can create marital strife, which increases stress, further disrupting your sleep patterns. There’s nothing worse than getting in a non-physical altercation with your partner, only to have nightmares about it later that night. Why not avoid these problems by color coding your Sleep Apnea Gear.

A pink mask for the Mrs. will easily solve any of these sorts of conflicts. Blue for the boys is standard, but pick whatever color best represents you and your spouse. Be creative. SnuggleStrap has got your back.

5. Clean Up Clean Up Everybody Do their Share





There’s nothing worse than a filthy CPAP Mask or nasal Pillow. Get some CPAP mask wipes to rid the mask of germs and bacteria so you’re not breathing in the poison of disease during your sleep. This delicious Citrus Scented CPAP Mask Wipe comes in a bottle of 62. If you use 1 wipe per day that means you’d only need to buy 6 bottles per year!

6. Ditch the Bitch

Dogs are a CPAP machine’s greatest enemy. The hum of the machine makes the dog bark. when you’re not home, the dog is liable to knock over the machine and get distilled water all over the floor. Put your dog down, or donate it to an animal shelter to avoid these easily preventable problems.

7. Get your eating and smoking in early

If you’re like me and wake up every few hours to smoke a cigarette and grab a snack, you’ll find it difficult to set up and dismount your CPAP machine repeatedly each night. So you have two options. One is to smoke alot before bed to get your fix in. Another is to wear a Nicotine Patch during your sleep so you won’t need to get up and smoke. Once you wake up in the morning you can smoke again. For midnight snackers, I recommend eating a very heavy dinner every night, which will tire you and make you rest easier. If your tummy hurts a bit that’s good. It means you will be too full for a midnight snack.


Bang For Your Buck

These cheap and easy Hacks will make your sleep life a lot easier. Wearing a CPAP Mask has turned from a burden to a blessing. And that’s a good thing.

 

One thought on “7 CPAP Machine Life Hacks to Help You Sleep Better with Sleep Apnea”

  1. You are really advocating dogs down or to a shelter in case they knock over the machine or water? Really? Have you not heard of shutting the door so your dog can’t get in to damage anything!

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