The Complete CPAP Buyer's Guide.

CPAP Buyer’s Guide

How Do We Breathe? When we breathe, respiratory muscles contract to expand the chest cavity. This expansion creates slightly negative pressure relative to ambient pressure. Fresh air fills the negative pressure in our lungs. To exhale, the muscles relax and air comes out of our lung. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissues block the airway [Read More….]

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Benefits of Heated Tubing for Your CPAP

One of the most common complaints about CPAP therapy is nasal congestion and dryness. These symptoms can be a barrier to adherence to this life-improving therapy, but recent advances in humidification have helped. You need to be as comfortable as possible when using their CPAP machine. One often overlooked option patients have to alleviate nasal dryness [Read More….]

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Oxygen or CPAP Therapy; Which Do You Need?

Oxygen or CPAP Therapy; Which Do You Need?

One well-known fact about sleep apnea is that it is caused by a pause in breathing during sleep. This pause in turn, affects the amount of oxygen that is being sent to the brain. Because of this, many questions whether oxygen therapy might be a better solution for sleep apnea than CPAP, or continuous positive [Read More….]

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Calculate Your Sleep Efficiency

The knowledge regarding the importance of sleep is becoming more mainstream and information about sleep is becoming increasingly available.  In turn, this is escalating the awareness of how important diet and exercise are for overall health, however, there is a third, lesser known, aspect of an improved healthy lifestyle. Sleep efficiency, or getting the best [Read More….]

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Tips to Beat Your Insomnia

Not getting a good night’s sleep can hinder your mood, interactions with other, productivity, and so much more. But when you’re suffering from insomnia, the possibility of catching enough Z’s each night can seem like an impossible task. Recent research has shown though, that there may be things you do throughout your day that can [Read More….]

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Allergies and Your CPAP

Seasonal Allergies and Your CPAP

For patients using CPAP equipment, the end of cold, dry winter weather can provide feelings of great relief. Common winter problems such as nosebleeds become distant memories as the temperature rises and the days grow longer. However, the spring and summer months present their own unique set of challenges for CPAP patients. Seasonal allergies are [Read More….]

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A New Sleep Apnea Surgery Option

By Kim Wetmore Not every patient who embarks on CPAP therapy is successful.  Even with the valuable resources of the doctor, the nurses at your medical equipment company, and even an online community of those who are going through what you are may still not help you get used to wearing a mask at night [Read More….]

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Sleep Apnea and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-debilitating disease of the central nervous system that causes inflammation and damage to the protective sheath that covers the nerves. This damage causes interference in how the brain and spinal cord communicate to the rest of the body. In addition to neurological disability, MS patients experience a number of chronic [Read More….]

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Does Sleep Apnea Affect your Love Life

So, you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, and now you can finally start taking your days back. No more fatigue, day time fogginess, and constant need to fall asleep. However, while your CPAP machine has caused great gains in your sleep life, you may start to wonder how it is affecting your love life. [Read More….]

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5 Common CPAP Issues and Solutions!

Having been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you are probably hopeful since you know something can be done to help you feel better, and what’s even more settling is that this method is non-surgical.  Now, how to tackle becoming accustomed to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy?  There are several common challenges one may go through [Read More….]

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