Does Spring Mean Switching CPAP Styles?

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Does Spring Mean Switching CPAP Styles?
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As springtime allergies and congestion start to roll in, it may be time to consider switching up your CPAP mask style.

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As springtime allergies and congestion start to roll in, it may be time to consider switching up your CPAP mask style. If you've been using a nasal or nasal pillow style, you may find relief from allergies and congestion by switching over to a full face or hybrid style.

Full Face - Full Coverage

The main benefit of a full face or hybrid style mask is that it covers both your nose and mouth, allowing for a more consistent flow of air, even if your sinuses are congested. This can be especially helpful during allergy season when congestion is at its worst. The extra coverage can also help to prevent air leaks, which can lead to discomfort and dry mouth.

If you're considering switching to a full face or hybrid style mask, we recommend the AirFit™ or AirTouch™ F20 by ResMed. These masks are designed with comfort and effectiveness in mind, and are made with soft, breathable materials that won't irritate your skin. They're also easy to clean and maintain, which is especially important during allergy season when you want to avoid any unnecessary exposure to germs or allergens.

Humidification Adjustments

Another important consideration during springtime is the level of humidity in the air. As the weather turns colder and rainier, you may need to adjust the humidification settings on your CPAP machine. Lowering the humidification can help to prevent excess moisture from building up in your mask, which can lead to discomfort and even mold growth. This is commonly referred to as rainout. To learn more about rainout and how to prevent it, watch this video on our YouTube page!

Hypoallergenic Filters

Springtime can bring a host of allergens into your home, including pollen, dust, and mold. It's important to consider switching to hypoallergenic filters during this time of year. Hypoallergenic filters are designed to trap even the smallest particles, including allergens, and prevent them from entering your airway. This can provide significant relief for people with allergies, and help to ensure that your CPAP machine is providing the cleanest possible air for you to breathe.

In conclusion, if you're experiencing allergies or congestion this spring, switching to a full face or hybrid style CPAP mask may be just the thing you need to get a good night's sleep. And don't forget to adjust your humidification settings as needed to keep your mask comfortable and free from excess moisture. The AirFit™ or AirTouch™ F20 by ResMed are excellent options that are sure to provide you with the relief you need.