Tips & Hints for Improved Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Compliance

  • Keep your supplies, (mask, tubing, humidifier chamber, etc), as clean as possible.  This will make your supplies last longer and give you a better fit with fewer leaks.
  • If your mask continues to not fit properly, give us a call and make an appointment to have a face to face consultation with one of our CPAP Specialist.  They can trouble shoot your problems with ( ) years worth of combined experience in Respiratory Therapy and CPAP Therapy.
  • Never wear mask any tighter than absolutely necessary.
  • Do not apply any lotions to your face before applying your CPAP mask.  Lotions will cause your mask to leak and fit poorly.
  • If your CPAP supplies are greater than six months old, replace with new items if they no longer fit properly.  There are some insurance providers that allow for replacement of CPAP supplies more often than every six months.  If you contact the CRMC CPAP Care Center, we will try to help you determine how often your particular insurance will reimburse for equipment.
  • If you have been on PAP (Positive Airway Pressure), therapy for a while and no longer feel as refreshed as you did at the beginning, have the CRMC CPAP Care Center pressure check your equipment to make sure they are in proper working order and contact your Sleep Physician for a possible re-evaluation.