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Sleep Cap and Chin strap for Sleep Apnoea CPAP Patients

Raymond Gordon
M.S. GORDON CPAP ACCESSORIES
98B Todd Avenue
Como WA 6152
Australia

Tel: + 61-8-9367 9478   Fax +61-8-9367 9477

E-mail:

Website: M.S. GORDON CPAP ACCESSORIES

 

CPAP Sleep Cap and Chinstrap

Handy Hints recipe for a good nights sleep with CPAP

1.                  Ensure that the chinstrap is fairly tight. If at first you find this uncomfortable, adjust it until you get used to it. Use a piece of paper sticky tape to seal your lips like 3M NEXCARE available from pharmacies.  The less air that leaks from your mouth, the less likely you are to suffer a dry mouth.

2.                  Always breathe in and out from your nose. If you find it difficult at first, practice it during the day because this is the best way to help your body accept CPAP. If you find it difficult I recommend that you take a breathing course with a practitioner near you.

3.                  All heads are not the same size or shape, to ensure a snug fit you can tuck the front of the cap in until it feels tight.

4.                  The chinstrap is best worn over the elastic strap that holds the mask.

5.                  Wear and tear will stretch the elastic over time. Adjust the strap by cutting the excess Velcro.

6.                  PLEASE NOTE that any tear, body heat and perspiration will wear the elastic on the chinstrap to the point that it eventually becomes ineffective. It will then need to be replaced.

7.                  The Velcro strip at the back of the cap is intended to stick to the elastic strap on your CPAP mask holder. If you don’t need it you can remove it.

8.                  Since I started using my chinstrap I no longer need a humidifier! It could do the same for you and if so, please let me know.

9.                  It is advisable to purchase TWO chinstraps, one for use and one in reserve.

10.              For a good night’s sleep, ensure to have room temperature around 20˚C.

11.              To help you sleep on your side with the mask on without discomfort, a firm curved chiropractic pillow is recommended.

12.              To further ensure the mask doesn’t leak, it is best to be clean shaven around the nose.

13.              I found magnesium/ calcium supplements help relax and assist in a good night’s sleep.

   Washing Instructions

Before washing, stick velcro parts together to ensure a longer life.

Hand wash in cold water. 

Please help us help you

Your opinions are highly appreciated. Please send us an e-mail or letter telling us how the Raymond chinstrap has improved your sleep and any comments you may have. 

Raymond Gordon
M.S. GORDON CPAP ACCESSORIES
98B Todd Avenue
Como WA 6152
Australia

Tel: + 61-8-9367 9478   Fax +61-8-9367 9477

E-mail:

Website: M.S. GORDON CPAP ACCESSORIES

 

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