How do people afford CPAP machines?
Why does my CPAP make me cough?
Most physicians prefer that their OSA patients have the pressure settings for their CPAP machine checked annually, or semi-annually, even if there are no returning symptoms of the sleep apnea.
How often should my CPAP machine be checked?
CPAP, oral appliances and other sleep apnea treatment options are designed to reduce your AHI, but not necessarily eliminate them. That’s because it’s considered normal for everyone to have up to four apneas an hour. It’s also common if your AHIs vary from night to night.
If you’re still tired after using the CPAP machine, then you most certainly have CPAP resistant syndrome or True Residual Sleepiness. The science explains that there is a residual sleepiness in some patients with sleep apnea, which takes time to disappear.
Why is my CPAP not helping anymore?
In general, a health insurance company, Medicaid, or Medicare will pay for a CPAP machine. However, there are some charities as well as non-profits that will provide free CPAP equipment to anyone who does not otherwise have access to one or who can’t afford the cost.