What are possible reasons for noncompliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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An individualized approach in which reasons for poor compliance are systematically investigated is essential to improving compliance. Poorly adherent patients should be asked about mask fit, mask leak, sinus/nasal congestion, mouth breathing, and general sleep habits to determine reasons for nonadherence.


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