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Do CPAP Machines Make You Sick? | Sleep Apnea Treatment

Side Effects of a CPAP Machine

Posted on March 5, 2018

If you or someone you know suffers from sleep apnea, a CPAP machine has likely been prescribed as treatment. CPAP therapy is one of the most commonly prescribed methods of treatment for sleep apnea. However, the CPAP machine isn’t without its own set of side effects and faults. Sleep apnea sufferers often find that their CPAP machines make them sick for many different reasons.

CPAP machines often pick up bacteria and viruses from a sleep apnea sufferer’s face, or even from the air inside their home. This greatly increases a patient’s chances of getting sick or developing further respiratory issues. CPAP therapy often dries out the patient’s throat as well, due to constant forcing of dry air through the airway. This can lead to a nagging sore throat. The CPAP mask itself can also be a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, or viruses from the moisture that can accumulate in the mask with constant use.

Those suffering from sleep apnea don’t need to be chained to the CPAP machine and the sickness it can cause. Hudson Valley Sleep Solutions provides alternative, non-surgical treatments to those dealing with sleep apnea.

Dr. Claudia Patch and Dr. Bethany Wong have undergone advanced training with Sleep Group Solutions to provide personalized treatment that helps patients manage sleep apnea and improve their quality of life. With proper diagnosis, and working together with a team of certified physicians, the team at Hudson Valley Sleep Solutions can determine the cause of your sleep apnea and figure out how best to treat it.

Whether your sleep apnea is mild or severe, our qualified team is prepared to offer you the best options to manage it. We can provide you with many different oral devices, customized to your specifications, and can help explain which would work best for you. We can also provide suggestions on lifestyle changes to best treat your sleep disorder.

You can improve your quality of life and get the sleep you deserve.