ENOS Sleep Solutions FAQ

What is a CPAP machine?

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP machines aid in maintaining regular breathing patterns during sleep by increasing air pressure in the throat, preventing its collapse during inhalation. They also reduce snoring, ensuring a quieter sleep environment for bed partners.

How do I adjust my mask correctly?

The mask should be worn as loosely as possible while still maintaining a proper seal. Small leaks around the nose are acceptable, but air should not be blowing into your eyes. Contact us if you experience any issues with mask fit or discomfort.

How often do I need to replace my mask, filters, and tubing?

For hygiene reasons, it is recommended to replace masks and tubing every 3 to 6 months, and filters monthly. Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover these replacements. Regular cleaning can extend the life of your equipment. ENOS Sleep Solutions offers an auto-mail program to ensure you receive regular supply replacements. CPAP machines are typically eligible for replacement every 5 years.

What are the benefits of using CPAP?

CPAP therapy is the premier treatment for sleep apnea. Consistent use of CPAP can reduce heart complications in those with heart disease, lower blood pressure both day and night, improve A1C levels in type 2 diabetics, and alleviate daytime sleepiness.

Can I change the pressure setting on my machine?

The pressure setting is prescribed by your doctor. If adjustments are needed, one of our CPAP specialists can assist you, but only with a physician’s order.

How many hours a night do I need to use my CPAP?

Use your CPAP as much as possible whenever you sleep to gain the maximum benefits.

How will I know if my CPAP is working for me?

During your sleep study, various pressure settings were evaluated to determine the optimal setting for you. If you experience significant weight changes or a return of symptoms like snoring or daytime sleepiness or discomfort from aerophagia, you may need a pressure adjustment. Consult your doctor if this happens.

Whom do I call if I have questions about my equipment?

ENOS Sleep Solutions places a contact sticker on all CPAP devices. If you have questions, call us at 1-800-473-4669.

Should I take my CPAP if I go on vacation?

Yes, it is advisable to take your CPAP with you when traveling. For air travel, carry it on board and adjust the altitude setting if your machine has this feature. An international plug adapter may be needed for overseas travel. Refer to your owner’s manual or contact ENOS Sleep Solutions for further assistance.

Will I feel better when I use my CPAP, and how soon?

Many users experience reduced daytime sleepiness, increased alertness, and an overall improved quality of life due to better sleep quality. Those with hypertension might also see a reduction in blood pressure. Some notice improvements immediately, while for others it might take a few weeks.

Are there times when I should sleep without my CPAP?

If you have a cold or other illness that makes CPAP use uncomfortable, you might need to go without it temporarily. Prolonged sinus congestion should be discussed with a doctor as CPAP pressure can hinder sinus drainage in the case of an infection.

What is the purpose of the humidifier?

The humidifier helps to prevent irritation and dryness in your nose and throat. Adjust it based on your home’s temperature and humidity. To avoid water condensation in the tubing, keep the CPAP slightly lower than the head of your bed and adjust the humidifier setting as needed.

What if I have an overnight stay in a hospital?

Bring your CPAP with you for hospital stays. Using CPAP post-anesthesia can aid in better recovery for sleep apnea patients.

For further assistance or inquiries, ENOS Sleep Solutions is here to support you. Contact us at any time for help with your CPAP therapy and equipment.