1. PAP units sometimes have heated humidifiers, which ensure you are breathing warm, moist air through your mask. If you have a dry mouth, throat, or nose, this might be a good option.
  2. When using a heated humidifier, turn down the heat on the humidifier and keep the PAP unit at a lower level than your head to keep the tube from filling with water.
  3. You can place a mousepad or a piece of foam under your PAP unit if you find the sound to be annoying.
  4. Schedule time to clean your mask, tubing, and headgear once a week.
  5. Check and replace filters for your PAP unit and humidifier on a regular basis.
  6. Continue to work closely with your health care provider to make sure you have the machine, mask, and air pressure setting that works best for you.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (sleepeducation.org)