Getting started
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Getting started

Most people who use positive airway pressure therapy agree that it takes some time getting used to it. But they also say it's worth it and has changed their life.

Like anything new, you have to give it time. One person compared it to wearing a hat - strange at first, but second nature after a while.

Here are some topics to help you get on the right track with therapy, even before you start using your equipment.

Finding the right mask for you

Just like people’s faces, masks come in different shapes and sizes. ResMed can help you find a mask to suit your face and lifestyle.

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Setting up your equipment

Knowing how to set up your therapy system correctly can make all the difference to your treatment. ResMed can help you get started.

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The benefits of therapy

It’s important to continue therapy even if it’s difficult to get used to at first. Once you start to feel the benefits, you’ll never look back.

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Think positive

Starting therapy might seem a little daunting at first. Use our helpful tips to manage unhelpful thoughts and behavior, and take positive action during therapy.

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Getting used to treatment

Small adjustments can make a big difference to your therapy. Here are some tips to help you get used to treatment.

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Your therapy basics

Get some handy information on the how, what, where and why of your therapy and equipment.

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Using a humidifier

Using a humidifier can make a positive difference to your therapy comfort and experience. Find out how.

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We hope that the information we've provided in this section helps you get set up on the right track. If it's taking you longer than you expected to get used to it all, please speak to your care provider about your concerns.

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