This product will help to relieve CPAP pressure sores, CPAP mask discomfort, CPAP red marks on face, prevent CPAP masks sore noses. Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Intensive Care Experts are pleased with the results of Protecta-Gel®. Including Dr. Gustavo Ferrer who says, “The Protecta-Gel® prevents leaks, facial soreness, and wounds caused by non-invasive ventilation masks. It has made a tremendous improvement in patient comfort and masks compliance. I highly recommend this product to my patients and all non-invasive ventilation users.” Patients who have tried Protecta-Gel® want others to know the product works. Mark D. says he noticed positive results right away after using the product. He says, “I have been using the Protecta-Gel® for about a month and a half. I am no longer having leakage or facial soreness, this device makes wearing my mask a comfortable experience. I would definitely recommend it to CPAP users.”
The Protecta-Gel® is made from a mineral-based elastomer gel. It is hypoallergenic in nature and safe for use on various sensitive skin types; The Protecta-Gel® has a revolutionary design that allows a greater degree of cushioning, which targets the bridge of the patient’s nose and cheekbone areas which is predominantly the most focused problem areas. Unlike other “gels or dressings currently on the market, the Protecta-Gel® is patented with a unique “Rib” like design solely responsible for added protection. This unique design replicates shock absorbers which create comfort for Non Invasive ventilation (NIV), CPAP full face mask users. The Protecta-Gel® allows the caregiver or user to “cut” or “trim” the product to size to ensure a more accurate fit.
Tired and groggy, you make your way to your pillow knowing the next day you will feel good since you are on your way to a full eight hours of sleep. However, you wake up the next morning with a headache, followed by tiredness throughout the rest of the day. What’s the problem? You could be suffering from sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleeping disorder that causes you to stop breathing when you sleep, also known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This form of sleep apnea is the more common type and occurs when throat muscles are relaxed causing the airway to be obstructed. There are many symptoms of this sleeping disorder.
- Frequent episodes of obstructed breathing during sleep
- Snoring loudly throughout the night
- Constantly tired all day
- Pauses in your breathing while you sleep
- Waking up with cotton mouth, or throat irritation
- Waking up during the nights
- Not feeling alert
- Chest contraction during sleep in young children
You are not alone, it is estimated 100 million people worldwide, and over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Health professionals say, if untreated this sleeping disorder can cause many different types of health problems, including heart problems, high blood pressure, short attention span, and the abnormal feeling of wanting to fall asleep. All of that leads to increased risks of motor vehicle accidents. Knowing the risk factors allows the understanding of what can help combat sleep apnea. There are a number of risk factors.
- Your family history matters when it comes to sleep apnea
- Just being male makes you twice as likely to get sleep apnea more than a woman.
- Overweight can be a problem, but thin people also suffer from sleep apnea.
- Thick necks can cause a narrow airway.
- Narrow throats or enlarged tonsils or adenoids can block your airway.
- Women increase their risk of sleep apnea by becoming overweight, and after menopause.
- Men and women over 60 have a greater risk of developing sleep apnea
- An individual’s race and age, especially those under 35 years old, and predominantly blacks are more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea.
- Drinking alcohol, or taking sedatives or tranquilizers can relax the muscle in your throat which can cause sleep apnea
- Smokers increase their chances, making them three times more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea.
- Stuffy noses or nasal congestion can make it difficult for you to breathe and can cause OSA
If you have moderate to severe sleep apnea you could be advised to use a continuous positive airway pressure machine known as CPAP, or Non Invasive ventilation (NIV). This therapy treatment for obstructive sleep apnea requires a small machine that supplies a continuous stream of steady air pressure through a hose, a mask, or a nose piece. In both machines, air pressure is delivered through an interface mask placed over your nose while you sleep. However, many complain the mask is uncomfortable and that it causes CPAP or Non Invasive ventilation (NIV) mask pressure sores, and also leaves red marks on their faces. This causes many to give up on their prescribed treatments. Health professionals say those noncompliant to the treatment will not benefit from the results of using CPAP. Here are some common complaints.
- CPAP pressure sores
- CPAP mask discomfort
- CPAP mask hurts my face
- CPAP red marks on face
- How to prevent marks on face from CPAP mask
Complaints not only come from patients but hospitals too, because pressure wounds from CPAP masks are classified in insurance terms as a Never-Event. Classified Never Events are not reimbursed by insurance companies, leaving hospitals to absorb the costs. Is there a solution to help keep patients compliant with their prescribed CPAP treatments, and a way to alleviate an increased financial burden for hospitals? Yes. It’s a product called Protecta-Gel®.