What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
If you’ve found your way to this blog, you have probably either been diagnosed with sleep apnea or are wondering if you may have it.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where you temporarily stop breathing while you sleep. You begin breathing again, but the stoppage in breath every night can cause many long-term health problems.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep apnea which over 50-70 US adults suffer from. Approximately 3-7% of men and 2-5% of women have this disease. Read More
When to Replace Your CPAP Supplies
Replacing your CPAP supplies is an important part of getting the most out of your CPAP therapy. In order for your CPAP to work effectively and efficiently, you need to understand what your replacement schedule should look like and keep on top of it to ensure you have clean supplies that will keep your CPAP working at an optimal level.
Replace Every Five Years
Your machine has the longest life span of all. Your CPAP or Bi-Pap should last around five years, if you take good care of it! Read More
Why Getting Better Sleep with a CPAP Machine Matters
Getting a good night’s sleep is important. Studies have shown that there is a link between not enough sleep and serious health problems including heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity. By optimizing your sleep by using a CPAP machine and mask, you are actively choosing to lead a better, healthier life.
Quality sleep reduces the risk of depression and stress
A good night’s sleep can help increase serotonin, the chemical messenger that acts as a mood stabilizer. Read More
How to Clean Your CPAP Machine
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are used to treat sleep apnea. Finding the right mask and machine can be time consuming, but once you find the correct one, using them at night can make a huge difference in your health and how you feel on a daily basis.
Cleaning your CPAP machine is just as important as using it. Without a clean machine, you could be facing health concerns. Daily cleaning can help fight germs that may linger. Read More
What is Auto-CPAP Therapy?
Most people who are diagnosed with sleep apnea hear the term CPAP and start doing their research. Quickly, they might run into the term Auto-CPAP therapy (Auto-CPAP). So what does it mean?
Auto-CPAP is the abbreviation of automatic positive airway pressure, which is one of the three main forms of positive airway pressure, or PAP therapy. There are three forms of positive airway pressure therapy
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- Automatic positive airway pressure (Auto-CPAP)
- Bilevel, or variable positive airway pressure (Bi-PAP)
All of these PAP therapies take the form of a machine which is connected to a mask by a tube. Read More
CPAP Therapy: You’re Not Alone
Using a CPAP machine has gone from being unusual to mainstream as millions of Americans turn to CPAP machines to deal with obstructive sleep apnea, a serious condition that causes sufferers to stop breathing while they sleep.
Sleep apnea has been associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions. When using a CPAP machine, most people immediately feel the difference in their health.
CPAP works by wearing a face mask which increases the air pressure in your throat, so the airway doesn’t collapse during sleep. Read More
What You Need to Know About Getting Your CPAP Covered by Insurance
Over 22 million Americans are suffering from sleep apnea, a condition that makes getting a good night’s sleep all but impossible. Luckily, there is a solution: CPAP therapy.
CPAP therapy, the abbreviation for continuous positive airway pressure therapy, is a treatment method for patients who have sleep apnea. The cost of the CPAP machine plus the recurring supplies can be very expensive. However, they are typically covered through insurance. Read More
It is estimated that 18 million people in the United States, or about 1 in 15 people suffer from sleep apnea. This potentially life-threatening ailment happens when the throat pathway narrows due to muscles relaxing so much during sleep that oxygen cannot pass through.
Approximately 80% of people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed. If left unchecked, sleep apnea can result in life-alerting health problems including heart conditions and stroke. Seeking medical help for this condition is important.
How can CPAP therapy help? Read More