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Adapting to wearing CPAP

Many people have trouble getting used to wearing CPAP.  It may help to start by practicing wearing the mask for short periods of time while you are awake.  Then try wearing the mask with the air pressure on, still while you are awake. 

Once you become accustomed to how that feels start using CPAP during naps and every time you sleep.  Inconsistently wearing CPAP may delay getting used to it. 

Try your best for several weeks to see if the mask and pressure settings are right for you.  If you are still having problems, please call your sleep physician at the Sleep Center.

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