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BiPap and swelling eyes

Sleep Health | Last Active: Mar 31 8:49am | Replies (9)

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Welcome @rachaeler, It can be scary when new symptoms pop up after you've been using the CPAP for awhile. I was also a little leary once the recall was announced and I had 2 Dreamstations - the big one and the Dreamstation Go. I ended up biting the bullet and just purchasing a ResMed AirMini since I wanted a smaller unit that I could take with me. It has worked better than I could have expected and I like it much better than the Dreamstation. I too have had some issues with my eyes watering a lot after having the CPAP mask on due to a little air leakage around the mask which dries the eyes out some. I use eyedrops in the morning which helps some. I use a full face mask and have thought about trying to use a nasal pillow or a mask that fits under and up against the nose but I haven't had much luck with those in the past. I can make the mask really tight and stop most of the air leakage but then I have the pain in the bridge of my nose.

Do you think the eyelid swelling could be related to air leakage around your mask? Have you thought about getting a second opinion?

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also have problems with air blowing into my eyes. I have found that a homemade eye mask tucked into the eyes helps a lot. I take fabric from an old white T shirt and sew strips about 12-14 x3-4 inches wide. inches long. When I finally lie down for the night, I apply it to may face and eyes and bring it all around to the back of the head. I sleep on my back all night so that helps to secure it to the back of the head.