How do I set up my System One PAP device for use?

Place the machine on a hard level surface close to where you sleep. Plug the machine into a standard, electrical outlet.

  • Check the air inlet filter to ensure it is in place and free of dust.
  • If using a humidifier, add distilled water to the water chamber not inserted into the device, then use according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Connect one end of the tubing (hose) to the airflow outlet on the machine and the other end to the mask (or valve). Turn the machine on, place the headgear over your head and the mask on your face. Verify that air is flowing continuously to the mask.
  • If the mask has been properly fitted under PAP pressure, you may not need to adjust it further. Air should not leak between your face and the mask. A small amount of air, however, will leak out from the mask where the exhalation ports are located and is considered to be normal. There should only be minimal pressure of the mask on the face. Adjusting the mask too tightly is not only uncomfortable, but can cause leaks.