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Kids and CPAP: Helping Your Kid Work With CPAP: It’s Child’s Play

Kids and CPAP

Kids and CPAP : A Boy using a Nasal CPAP Mask

Kids and CPAP : A Boy using a Nasal CPAP Mask

You think using CPAP yourself is hard? Try getting a 3 year old to wear one. But you can do it. A lot of parents have successfully gotten their kids to use the CPAP machine and mask.

Kids and CPAP can be done!

In this article I’ll share with you the tips and tricks and other things they used.

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Setting Up For Success

Success at CPAP is not easy. In fact only 40% of users use the machine more than 70% in a week.

Only 2 out of 5 CPAP users use their CPAP system more than 6 times a week.

Can I skip using my CPAP system?

This is best discussed with your doctor but in general the answer will be NO. For your health you need to keep to a regular CPAP regime.

The side effects of sleep apnea when you stop breathing is the loss of oxygen in your blood. This leads to high blood pressure, increase risk of heart attack or stroke.

When you have sleep apnea you are choking yourself. If you’re off your machine then you are putting a huge strain on your body.

Only you can decide if the risk is work it.

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Can Chin Straps Treat Sleep Apnea And Snoring?

Those who suffer from sleep apnea often have to use chin straps when they sleep. While they may seem uncomfortable and awkward at first, they help to keep the jaw firmly closed, increasing the effectiveness of sleep apnea therapy. As people sleep, they lose control of their bodies and muscles. Muscles cannot contract, causing the jaw to fall open as a person sleeps. Ultimately, this affects a person’s breathing and their intake of oxygen. It can greatly affect a person’s overall health in regards to sleep apnea. It’s also one of the leading causes of snoring. Continue reading