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I am finding it hard to breathe against the flow of air. Anything that can help?

At first, you might be very aware of the feeling of air in your throat. But this is something that you can get used to: try to relax your breathing and breathe like you do normally when you're awake.

Practice breathing with your sleep apnea machine in the daytime while you're relaxing or watching television, for instance. You don't need to worry about breathing out when you're sleeping; you will automatically breathe out against the flow of air.

Our machines have a number of features which can assist you with adjusting to therapy.

Read about our Ramp, SmartStart™ and EPR™ features that are designed to help you fall asleep on therapy a whole lot easier.