Adjusting to therapy can be challenging and frustrating, and it can often take several weeks before you feel like you’ve gotten everything exactly right. Here are a few tips to help you adjust when you first receive your mask and device.
How to get used to your mask
One tip is to first try using the mask while you’re sitting down watching TV or reading, either during the day or at night before you go to bed, to get used to the feeling of having something on your face. Another recommendation is to hold the mask to your face, without the headgear, and turn the device on. Once you are able to breathe easily, put the headgear on and keep breathing against the pressure.
Adjusting to your mask if you have claustrophobia
If you are claustrophobic, or if you just don’t like things on your face, you may want to try a nasal mask or a nasal pillow instead of a full face mask. These are smaller and don’t cover as much of your face as a full face mask does. Your doctor or medical supplier can help you determine if either of these is a viable option for you.
Remember, there isn’t one right way for everyone, so try a few different methods to see what works best for you.
Disclaimer: This blog post provides a general overview of medical conditions and potential treatments. It is not intended as medical advice. For personalized medical guidance, please consult your healthcare professional.