Sleep therapy compliance

Compliance with positive airway pressure therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very high, between 80%-88%.1-3 The improvement in compliance over the last few years can be largely attributed to:

  • Improvements in mask design, which have made masks more comfortable4
  • Greater provision of support (education, troubleshooting, coping strategies) to CPAP users (especially new users)5-8
  • Minimization of mouth leak (which causes nasal congestion, nasal dryness, and sore throat in up to 40% of CPAP patients9 and 100% of NPPV patients10 by means of heated humidification11, 12—or a full face mask13
  • For patients requiring higher treatment pressure, the use of ResMed AutoSet devices14

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