Long haul trucker Bob Stanton shares solutions for obstructive sleep apnea adherence issues via an article in Fleet Owner.
“The first problem is usually their mask. There are multiple styles and your mask has to be properly fitted. A common problem is truckers pull the straps too tight. Most of the masks are designed to float on your face. People have leaks around their mask and they try to solve the leaks by pulling the straps as tight as possible. This actually worsens the problem.”
Stanton notes that sometimes poorly trained or rushed technicians don’t give users the proper instructions or let the users leave the office before their instructions are clearly understood. The new user must take the initiative to make certain that he knows how to use the device, he says.