Is CPAP a cure?

CPAP is a treatment, not a cure. There is no known cure for Sleep Apnea. CPAP users have shown great improvements and health benefits by using this treatment.

How long do I have to use the CPAP machine for?

CPAP is a long-term treatment.Your sleep medicine doctor will determine the future of your therapy based on sleep testing.

Can I breathe through my mouth?

Yes you can breathe through your mouth, only if you are using a full-face mask. You cannot breathe through your mouth while using a nasal mask because the positive airway pressure the CPAP machine produces will escape through your mouth. MagGas healthcare professional will be able to help you with the proper mask fitting.

How often should I use my CPAP machine?

You should use your CPAP machine every time you sleep because your obstructive sleep apnea stays untreated when your not using it.

Is my CPAP covered?

If you’re an Ontario resident that holds a valid Ontario Health Card who has been prescribed a CPAP machine by a Sleep Medicine Physician. The ADP will cover up to 75% towards your CPAP purchase.
If you receive coverage from Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works (OW) you may be eligible for additional funding.

Do you do home setups?

Yes we do home setups as requested.

What other languages other than English does your staff communicate in?

We operate in English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Hindi and Gujarati.

I am having trouble tolerating the air pressure

CPAP treatment can usually be challenging at the beginning but with patience and time, patients get used to the treatment. There is a feature called “ramp” that may be able to help you and provide you with pressure relief. If the problem persists, speak to your sleep medicine doctor and they may prescribe a different type of machine such as Auto CPAP or BiPAP.

Experiencing a dry mouth

A CPAP machine comes with heated humidification that will help with a dry mouth. The humidifier’s level of humidity is adjustable based on your needs. If your problem persists, this can be a sign of leaking from your CPAP masks. If so, contact a MagGas healthcare professional for assistance.

Having trouble falling asleep

This is common usually for new CPAP users and they’re able to overcome it with time and practice. Wearing the mask on its own is a good practice to get accustomed to sleeping with the CPAP machine at night. Exercise and consistency with the therapy will help overall. Also, avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol before sleeping. Try to exercise regularly but avoid exercising before sleeping.


Although you may feel claustrophobic at first, don’t get discouraged because many people have this problem when they start the CPAP treatment. When you sleep with your CPAP machine and mask, keep in mind that the machine is actually pushing air into you. Although may feel claustrophobic at first, the CPAP machine is really giving you air to breathe. In order to avoid this feeling, take the initiative to push through the discomfort with patience.