Atlantic General Hospital’s Sleep lab will begin hosting a monthly mask fitting clinic for patients who are having trouble adjusting to their CPAP equipment. This is a completely FREE service, but requires the patient to call ahead to set up an appointment. At the clinic, patients will be asked a few questions to help determine why their current mask is not working for them. Patient’s will have the opportunity to try on a variety of masks, in order to assure that they will find one that is best suited for them. They will also be given advice on the proper care and cleaning of the mask, as well as some education that may help improve compliance, based on each individual’s specific needs.
An additional mask clinic will also be offered for patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but have yet to pursue treatment because they are apprehensive about the idea of using CPAP.