Signs That Your CPAP Machine Isn’t Working

Sleep apnea is a severe and potentially life threatening sleep disorder. It’s critically important you feel comfortable with your treatment options.  It’s sometimes difficult to assess how well your CPAP machine is working. The following warning signs may indicate your machine needs a tune-up or replacement.

Reoccurring Breathing Symptoms. If you’ve started to snore again, you’re likely experiencing partial airway collapse.

Disrupted Sleep Symptoms. Insomnia, nocturia, and acid reflux may indicate a potential issue with your machine.

Increased Daytime Symptoms. Over-tiredness,  exhaustion, headaches, and irritability are common daytime symptoms.  This means you may need to reevaluate your treatment and CPAP machine. 

Weight Gain. Unexpected weight gain often means your machine may require tweaking. You likely require more pressure to hold your throat open. 

If you are experiencing similar symptoms or fall into the following categories, contact a qualified professional at East Texas Sinus today. It’s never a bad idea to get a second opinion.  Visit us in Longview, TX or call 903-212-4399.

Published by osky-blue-support on: September 24, 2019
Category: Sleep Disorders / Snoring