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Sore Nose? Bad Seal? Be a Little Sheepish!

by / Friday, 03 May 2013 / Published in Cleaning and Comfort

Those undergoing CPAP therapy are well aware of the many challenges it can pose. Having to go from sleeping unencumbered to sleeping with a noisy, intrusive apparatus tethered to one’s face takes some adjustment. While there are many commercially available solutions to the problems we CPAP users face, sometimes the situation calls for improvisation.

One such area has to do with achieving a good seal between the CPAP mask and the user’s face. A good seal is key to getting the most out of CPAP therapy. It can mean the difference between a restful night’s sleep or a battle of man vs. machine. The first step in getting a good seal is finding the right mask. Yet even when the right mask is found, sometimes that perfect seal can be elusive. Enter the CPAP user’s improvisational spirit: Many CPAP users have found that an unusual substance is just what the doctor ordered, lanolin.

Lanolin is a waxy substance produced by wool-bearing animals, especially sheep, and has long been used by nursing mothers as a soothing agent. Its mildness, lubricating ability and slight tackiness has been recognized by the CPAP community as the perfect interface between mask and skin. Not only does it promote a good seal but also has the ability to soothe those sore spots that sometimes occur in and about the nostrils due to friction and contact.

Although many health care and cosmetic products contain some lanolin, the very best approach is to go with 100% pure lanolin. With this in mind, Better Rest Solutions is now offering Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin, the leading product in its category. Developed for nursing mothers and widely repurposed by CPAP users, Lansinoh is 100% natural and contains no preservatives or additives of any kind.

For more information see https://www.soclean.com/Lansinoh-HPA-Lanolin_p_41.html

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