It is estimated that 30% of Singaporean males at middle age have obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes temporary pauses in breathing when the airway becomes blocked. When you have sleep apnea, you need to find a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device that will help you get a good night's rest.
CPAP machines are designed to deliver a steady stream of pressurized air to the back of your throat. These devices are also designed to keep your airway open.
CPAP devices come in a variety of forms. Some are full-face masks. Others are nasal pillow masks. They all work by delivering pressurized air into the airways, which will help you stay asleep.
You should try a variety of masks to find the one that is most comfortable for you. If you find that you don't like a full-face mask, ask your doctor for a smaller one. It will be easier to put on and you will not have as much leakage.
Make sure to replace your filters on a regular basis. Filters will remove any bacteria or odors from the air before it gets to the mask. The filters should be replaced according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
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