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A Good Fit: Making CPAP Work for You | South Central MIRECC

Woman sleeping in a CPAP mask


This user-friendly guide helps Veterans get started and relaxed with using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask for obstructive sleep apnea. The guide:

  • Defines obstructive sleep apnea and how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Gives tips for troubleshooting equipment-related problems with a CPAP therapist.
  • Helps Veterans identify helpful and unhelpful thoughts about CPAP to improve their experience.
  • Includes relaxation exercises that can be used when wearing a CPAP mask and tips for healthy sleep.
  • Published 2022

This product is a best practice.



Adeel Meraj, MD, Muhammad Rais Baig, MD, and Lauren Koep, PsyD.

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Please note that the health care information provided in these materials is for educational purposes only. It does not replace the role of a medical practitioner for advice on care and treatment. If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the VA Location Directory. This page may contain links that will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

Last updated: December 14, 2023