Problems with CPAP
Although CPAP can be very successful, it often isn’t because of its other limitations. One of the main limitations is the discomfort many people report when using the mask. Sensations of being smothered, skin irritation, nasal congestion, headaches and earaches, chest discomfort, and more can make people reluctant to use their CPAP. Other people (or their partners) dislike the noise. This discomfort makes people use it less than they’re supposed to, which means they aren’t receiving its benefit.
It can also be inconvenient to travel with. The bulky machine is hard to pack and can be hard to get through security. For people who travel a lot, it may not be the best solution.