Nasal dryness and dry mouth are common side effects of CPAP therapy, causing discomfort that can be as bothersome for those who use a CPAP machine. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce, and even eliminate, nasal dryness while using a CPAP.
CPAP machines use positive airway pressure to treat obstructive sleep apnea. During treatment, a mask is used to deliver a constant supply of pressurized airflow throughout the night. This constant airflow can dry out the CPAP user’s airways and make it difficult to keep the passageways warm, resulting in a loss of moisture in the nasal passages and mouth. This inevitably results in a dry, uncomfortable sensation in the nose, mouth and throat and can cause other side effects like bloody noses, dry lips, inflammation and in very rare cases, infections.
There are several ways to alleviate these symptoms during CPAP therapy:
Not all CPAP machines are the same, and not all of them interact with humidifiers in the same way. Here’s what you should look for when it comes to CPAP humidification:
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