The device pushes oxygen through the blocked or closed nasal passages so you breathe continuously and don’t wake up gasping or choking. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, while insomnia is a condition in which a person has trouble sleeping. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, while insomnia is a condition in which a person has trouble sleeping.
Try using your CPAP machine for a few short periods of time during the day. The thirteen studies used seven different definitions of OSA and eight different definitions of insomnia.
Why can’t I fall asleep with my CPAP?
Sleeping on your back can make symptoms worse, as this position can cause the tongue to fall back and block the airways. If your device’s air pressure feels too high when you fall asleep, try “ramp setting.” Most patients experience a pattern of compliance or non-compliance with regulations within the first week of therapy. If you’re having trouble tolerating the forced air or are having trouble falling asleep, it may be helpful to start with a lower pressure setting.
If you frequently fall asleep on your side only to wake up and find yourself back on your back, sleeping with a seatbelt may help.