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What You Need to Know About CPAP Sleeping Aids

CPAP machines are being used by people all over the world to get better sleep. If you struggle with noisy snoring or sleep apnea, CPAP sleeping aids may be able to help. Browse through the available options for CPAP machines for sale on eBay, and youll also find that there are necessary accessories to go with the machines, like a CPAP cleaning machine.

A sleep apnea machine is the same as a CPAP

Exactly what is CPAP? It stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. When the body is asleep, the tissues of the throat, upper airways, and tongue relax and prevent airflow, which makes it difficult to breathe. The lack of oxygen in your blood sends a signal to your brain to awaken you and interrupts your sleep. The CPAP helps the airway stay open to prevent snoring and those pauses in breathing that reduce your flow of oxygen. Doctors often recommend CPAP to people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. When your airflow is blocked off and causes you to frequently wake up during sleep, these may be symptoms of sleep apnea.

How to choose the right CPAP

If its time to choose your CPAP, youll need to consider what type of mask and machine would be the most comfortable and convenient in order to narrow down your options on eBay. You should not continue to wear a mask that does not fit properly or causes you to develop sores on your face. You may also choose between new and pre-owned machines to find what you need.

  • Travel CPAP: If youre frequently on the move and you spend a lot of time away from home, youll need a travel CPAP that you can easily take with you.
  • Nose covering: These are designed to fully encompass the nose and are usually less bulky than those that cover both the mouth and nose.
  • Nose and mouth covering: A mask that covers both the mouth and nose is ideal for those who frequently suffer from nasal congestion or naturally breathe through the mouth.
  • Under the nose: This is the smallest mask that fits under the nose and over the ears.
What usually comes with a travel CPAP?

Travel CPAP machines usually come with a charger, a user manual, and a travel pouch. Accessories like masks and hoses are not always included, especially when buying a pre-owned machine.