What is the best way to use my CPAP when I have a stuffy nose?. "Provided by: http://cpaptotalcare.com "The stuffy nose issue is common and usually more prominent during the first months of use. It takes time for the sinuses to get used to CPAP.
It's good to keep the sinuses clean and clear by usng a saline spray or a ""neti pot"" when the sinuses are stuffy and before bedtime. If using a neti pot, the most recent studies suggest using it when you need it, but not every day as a routine.
Often, a heated humidifier will help with the stuffy nose issue. If you have a heated humidifier, try adjusting the level of humidity to make sure you are getting maximum humidity without creating condensation in your tubing.
If you have a severe cold with very heavy congestion it's okay to take a night off from CPAP.
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