11 Mareblu, Ste 200, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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CPAP Desensitization

Are you having difficulty getting used to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment? Is the mask or air pressure making you feel claustrophobic or anxious? Breathing with a CPAP machine is different than breathing on your own and may take some time to adjust to.

Call our office to schedule a desensitization appointment.


The purpose of this procedure is to help patients who are intolerant of CPAP, or are having difficulties with wearing a CPAP mask, overcome these issues. This service is a courtesy we extend to our patients to optimize CPAP treatment and compliance. Our staff is very experienced in all aspects of CPAP therapy and will help address any problems that may arise.



Once you arrive at the sleep lab, we will review the problems that you are experiencing.

  • The next step is to find the ideal mask for you.

  • Once a mask is selected, CPAP will be administered with this new mask.

  • You will observe you on CPAP for 15-30 minutes.

  • Our board certified sleep specialists will monitor your compliance and may have you come back for another titration if needed.​

If this does not work, you may benefit from Bi-Level Pap therapy. 

Sleep devices that supply bi-level positive airway pressure (BiLevel PAP) are available and provide more pressure when you inhale and less when you exhale. Patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP therapy often feel better after switching to BiLevel PAP therapy. We are here to make any adjustments you need.

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