Sleep Apnea Fact & Fiction- Sinus Issues
Myth: CPAP can cause a sinus infection.
Many people that use CPAP have sinus problems such as dryness, stuffiness, or rhinitis. Many of these CPAP users are recommended to use humidification. Sinus infections are caused by bacteria or virus, not the CPAP machine, although CPAP use may “aggravate” a sinus infection.