When we have sleep apnea, nightly use of CPAP therapy is important. It assures our oxygen levels remain in normal range, eliminates our apnea episodes and helps us get quality restorative sleep.
What to do if you have a cold, stuffy or runny nose and you have to mouth breathe…meaning your nasal or nasal pillow mask is useless? FULL FACE MASK TO THE RESCUE.
It’s bad enough being sick and feeling lousy, but if you have to give up sleep too, its even worse. When we’re sick, quality sleep is even more important.
A long time nasal pillow user, I quickly realized that for every night I skipped therapy, it took 2 days to repay sleep debt. I also found that it took longer to recover from a cold or flu.
I asked my doctor to prescribe a full face mask to use when I am sick. It’s in my nightstand drawer and comes to the rescue on any night when I cannot use my nasal pillows.
To all who use nasal pillows or nasal masks, talk with your doctor or CPAP/Mask provider about getting a full face mask.