The gold standard for sleep apnea treatment is continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP. CPAP machines are connected to a mask worn by the sleeper. Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho, NM can help you find the sleep mask that provides the best comfort and most effective treatment delivery.
There are a variety of sleep mask styles to fit different sleeping positions, breathing mechanics and wearer preferences. Sleep mask options include:
Dr. Ramasamy will recommend a sleep mask style based on observations of how you lie and breathe from your sleep study.
It takes time to adjust to sleeping with a mask on. Simply sleeping with the mask every night can help you adjust within a matter of days. Other accommodations can improve your comfort, such as:
Proper care of your sleep mask, including cleaning the straps, will help ensure proper fit and function for the recommended usage time (on average three months for the mask).
If you cannot tolerate a sleep mask, there are other alternatives for sleep apnea treatment, including:
CPAP is almost always ordered before alterative treatment methods are tried.
Find out if a sleep mask is the treatment you need. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.
Find the sleep mask that helps you breathe and sleep better. Contact Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho, New Mexico to schedule a consultation today.
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