Forum · CPAP for naps during the day?

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[-] GregariousHarlequinMouse7173 +0 points · 7 months ago

When napping, do you use the CPAP and mask? Or just at night for the longer hours? After cleaning the mask, tube, and humidifier in the morning, I hate to have to do it all over again after a short nap.

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 7 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

I seldom take naps anymore but when I do, I wear the gear and don't clean it. I have survived so far. Figure if I am breathing my own bugs, it probably won't kill me.

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[-] QueenAngie +0 points · 7 months ago

I only take a nap on the weekends as I am busy at work during the week. If I am going to take a nap, I wash off my make-up on my face as I do not want it interfering with the mask seal. The same is true if I have no make-up on. A greasy face makes a seal difficult. I clean my gear daily and change the water daily. No one else touches or uses my CPAP but me.

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[-] Ethansem +0 points · 6 months ago

I ALWAYS wear my mask when I sleep whether its for a nap or my regular night of sleep. If I don't I'm in a fog for hours...

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[-] pattyloof +0 points · 6 months ago

Same here.

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[-] KindRubyCattle5117 +0 points · 6 months ago

I am like wiredgeorge. I have had absolutely zero issues adapting to CPAP over 2 months, now, and I feel lucky. But I determined right away that every time I laid down intending to get some sleep, even for 20 minutes, I would put the thing on. I figured it would reinforce the psychological/phisiological association of the CPAP machine with sleeping, and would help with adaptation to it.

In two months I can honestly say I've **never **slept without it, and I've had no trouble falling asleep even for a short nap.

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