Using Your PAP System For The First Time
Starting Your Treatment
Many people are unsure what to expect the first time they use their PAP equipment. While
the experience is different for everyone, most people take some time to adjust.
What it feels like
The first time on PAP therapy, some people feel like their lungs are balloons being filled
with air. Others report feeling like they’re gagging or suffocating. These feelings are
temporary and will pass as you get used to using the therapy. If these feelings don’t go
away, check with us to see if you have a ramp feature or pressure relief settings, which
may help minimize these sensations.
Many long-time PAP therapy users say it took them one to two months to fully adjust to their treatment. Now, many of these users can’t imagine life without their therapy.
What you can do
As you’re adjusting to PAP therapy, it’s important to remember why you’ve chosen this
treatment. Whether you want a better quality of sleep or more energy throughout the day,
PAP therapy can help you live life to the fullest. You can only feel the benefits when you
use it every day—but it’s worth it!
We’re here to help you
If you’re having trouble adjusting, your equipment isn’t comfortable, or you have any
questions, feel free to call us at (877) 840-1189 or email us with any questions.