The CPAP Shop

Best CPAP Mask of 2022

September 14, 2022 |

CPAP masks are always a personal choice for CPAP users. Finding the perfect fit and type can be a trial-and-error process. We have tried to streamline selecting a CPAP Mask in 2022 by compiling some of the best masks available based on our experts, reviewers, and ratings, so finding your ideal CPAP mask is easier. []

Best CPAP Machines of 2022: Comparing Our Best-Selling CPAP Machines

August 25, 2022 |

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a CPAP machine for your therapy needs. Our experts have reviewed some of the top-rated CPAP machines and their features and benefits to help make it easier to choose a CPAP machine that’s right for you. Best New CPAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet Card-to-Cloud []

ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet Card-to-Cloud CPAP Machine Review

May 31, 2022 |

Collecting and sharing your sleep data is one of the most important technological features driving the CPAP machine industry. The leading brand ResMed is bringing this data service to CPAP patients with a card-to-cloud feature in their AirSense 10 AutoSet. Now, an SD card is included in this device that can be downloaded for review []

Things to Know About Sleep Apnea and CPAP

May 09, 2022 |

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders affecting nearly 100 million people worldwide. It is a sleep condition that disrupts breathing during the night. It can be a potentially serious condition, with some risk factors being age and obesity. Some people also may have this condition without even knowing they do. Continuous []

Fisher & Paykel Evora Full Face CPAP Mask Overview

May 02, 2022 |

More comfort and freedom of movement—that is the goal of the Fisher & Paykel CPAP mask designers when they developed the Evora Full Face CPAP Mask. By reducing and streamlining the design, the mask now has minimal facial contact, so it feels like wearing no mask at all. It delivers full performance without having to []

Guide to ResMed AirSense 10 Troubleshooting

February 16, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on December 17, 2021, and updated on February 16, 2022. The ResMed AirSense 10 offers nights of consistently effective CPAP therapy for many people who have sleep apnea. As one of the leading brands of CPAP machines, the ResMed AirSense 10 has received five-star reviews and continues to be popular []

ResMed For Her AirFit CPAP Masks

December 30, 2021 |

ResMed AirFit CPAP masks offer a variety of designs to fit any CPAP user, including CPAP masks shaped to specifically fit a woman’s facial contours and meet her needs for CPAP therapy. Created for maximum comfort and a secure seal, these masks offer CPAP compliance without many of the issues most CPAP users have to []


CPAP Benefits

Premature Infant CPAP Masks

September 28, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on January 13, 2014, and updated on September 28, 2022.  The use of CPAP masks and various forms of CPAP therapy delivery is becoming the accepted practice in pediatric medicine. This is particularly true with preterm infants with some form of a respiratory disorder, which is a fairly common problem. []

UARS vs. OSA

July 18, 2022 |

Breathing and healthy sleep are closely connected. Sleep disorders that interrupt normal breathing patterns while you sleep can have a dramatic impact on your personal health. Identifying the specific sleep disorder that is affecting you is important to determine the best treatment. Doctors will ask questions about symptoms and may require sleep tests to get []

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Benefits for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

June 14, 2022 |

An estimated 54 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea or OSA.1 The most common treatment has always been PAP (positive airway pressure) to help reduce the symptoms and improve the quality of sleep and overall health. Now new research reveals that as little as two hours of PAP therapy had health benefits for obstructive sleep []


CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

ResMed AirSense Auto CPAP Machine Comparison

November 23, 2022 |

ResMed is one of the leading manufacturers of auto CPAP machines. Among their offering is the distinctive and popular AirSense line of machines. You can choose between the ResMed AirSense 11, AirSense 10, or the AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud (CTC). Each machine provides different features and benefits to CPAP patients. So when selecting a ResMed AirSense []

3B Medical Luna II vs Luna G3 Comparison

November 16, 2022 |

3B Medical offers a diverse range of CPAP machines for different user needs. Two of the best machines in their offering are the Luna II and Luna G3. The Luna II and Luna G3 have advantages for many users. Both of these CPAP machines include features and benefits that may be useful including integrated humidifiers []

Philips Respironics Amara Full Face CPAP Mask

November 09, 2022 |

The redesigned Respironics Amara Gel Full Face CPAP Mask offers a more comfortable and lighter-weight fit for users. Many CPAP patients will find the new Amara easier than ever to use and clean. The redesign also provides more options for users, including varied sizing and cushion type to accommodate diverse user needs. Choosing the gel []


CPAP for COPD & COVID-19

3B Lumin Authorized for Emergency Use By FDA

January 27, 2021 |

As of Dec 3, 2020, the FDA has approved an Emergency Use Authorization for 3B Medical, the makers of the Lumin multi-purpose sanitizer. Why Is This Important? This Emergency Use Authorization allows healthcare workers in long-term acute care, primary, ambulatory, and nursing homes to use the Lumin Sanitizer. It disinfects N95 respirators for single-user reuse []

Which is the Best Nebulizer for Home Use?

November 17, 2020 |

Respiratory illness is on the rise in the US with over 25 million cases of asthma, over 9 million cases of chronic bronchitis, and more than 3 million cases of emphysema.1 With these diseases come unexpected episodes of shortness of breath, which can be alarming. Nebulizers have become critical in bringing relief when it is needed []

Can CPAP Therapy Make Coronavirus Worse?

June 10, 2020 |

A COVID-19 diagnosis can be scary, especially if you have an underlying health condition, such as sleep apnea. If infected, you may worry that your daily CPAP therapy may make coronavirus symptoms worse or drive the virus deeper into your lungs. The good news is that there is currently no evidence to suggest that CPAP []


CPAP Payment & Insurance

How to Use HSA Or FSA Account to Buy CPAP Products

March 02, 2021 |

  Medical coverage with your employer may include a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA). People and families who have these plans often get good tax savings across a number of areas including durable medical equipment such as CPAP masks and machines.  How Does an FSA and HSA Work?  A FSA []

Is CPAP Considered Durable Medical Equipment?

December 29, 2020 |

CPAP machines and supplies are considered durable medical equipment. That means they may be covered by your health insurance. However, this coverage will vary by state, as well as provider.  What Is DME or Durable Medical Equipment?  Durable medical equipment, or DME, includes equipment and supplies authorized by your doctor for at-home treatment of medical []

High Deductible Insurance and CPAP

June 01, 2020 |

A high deductible insurance plan is pretty common these days and comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, when purchasing CPAP therapy essentials, a high deductible plan is less than ideal. On average, these plans have a deductible around $6000. This is a costly mark, and generally not easily met by most patients. As []


CPAP Reviews & Ratings

ResMed AirSense Auto CPAP Machine Comparison

November 23, 2022 |

ResMed is one of the leading manufacturers of auto CPAP machines. Among their offering is the distinctive and popular AirSense line of machines. You can choose between the ResMed AirSense 11, AirSense 10, or the AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud (CTC). Each machine provides different features and benefits to CPAP patients. So when selecting a ResMed AirSense []

3B Medical Luna II vs Luna G3 Comparison

November 16, 2022 |

3B Medical offers a diverse range of CPAP machines for different user needs. Two of the best machines in their offering are the Luna II and Luna G3. The Luna II and Luna G3 have advantages for many users. Both of these CPAP machines include features and benefits that may be useful including integrated humidifiers []

Philips Respironics Amara Full Face CPAP Mask

November 09, 2022 |

The redesigned Respironics Amara Gel Full Face CPAP Mask offers a more comfortable and lighter-weight fit for users. Many CPAP patients will find the new Amara easier than ever to use and clean. The redesign also provides more options for users, including varied sizing and cushion type to accommodate diverse user needs. Choosing the gel []


CPAP Shop News

Pilots with Sleep Apnea

January 27, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on December 9, 2013, and updated on January 27, 2022. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has a long-term []

Philips Launches New DreamStation 2 CPAP

April 13, 2021 |

Philips Respironics has launched a new and improved auto CPAP machine. The development of the Advanced DreamStation 2 has refined the overall auto CPAP machine into a lighter, more compact unit. New features have been added, in addition to a complete redesign – all focused on enhancing CPAP therapy for patients.  A Smaller, Lighter Auto []

3B Lumin Authorized for Emergency Use By FDA

January 27, 2021 |

As of Dec 3, 2020, the FDA has approved an Emergency Use Authorization for 3B Medical, the makers of the Lumin multi-purpose sanitizer. Why Is This Important? This Emergency Use Authorization allows healthcare workers in long-term acute care, primary, ambulatory, and nursing homes to use the Lumin Sanitizer. It disinfects N95 respirators for single-user reuse []


CPAP Tips & Tutorials

When to Replace CPAP Supplies

October 11, 2022 |

Why You Should Change Your CPAP Mask All CPAP masks have a lifespan, which is amount 3 months. Over time the masks become worn, and the seal becomes less effective, which means you do not receive the highest performance from your CPAP therapy.  Some CPAP masks may begin to show wear even before their expiration []

ResMed Airsense 11 Troubleshooting Guide

September 07, 2022 |

The ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet CPAP Machine with Heated Humidifier offers all the benefits of an auto-adjusting pressure device with an integrated heated humidifier that provides soothing warm moist air to prevent CPAP side effects, wireless connectivity for ease of use, and patient support that helps you receive the best CPAP therapy possible. If you []

ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Troubleshooting Guide

August 18, 2022 |

The ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP provides essential therapy for patients with sleep apnea on the go. The ResMed AirMini is a user-friendly travel CPAP machine with features for enhancing sleep comfort while away from home. This device offers the benefit of auto-adjusting pressure settings to help some patients adjust more easily to CPAP therapy []


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

What is Mediterranean Diet and Can it Help with CPAP Therapy?

September 28, 2022 |

This post was originally published on March 18, 2013, and updated on September 28, 2022.  What Is the Mediterranean Diet?  The Mediterranean diet is a constant topic in the press as everyone including health professionals touts its health benefits. The diet has been effective at reducing many illnesses. This includes risks of heart disease and []

Can I Use Acetazolamide As CPAP Therapy Medicine?

August 29, 2022 |

This post was originally published on February 13, 2013, but updated on August 29, 2022. While CPAP therapy is the go-to approach for managing obstructive sleep apnea, other types of sleep apnea may require alternate treatment. Medications including Acetazolamide have shown to help patients with central sleep apnea and possibly in some instances obstructive sleep []

Pros and Cons of Using Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

June 21, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on December 10, 2021, and updated on June 21, 2022. Sleep apnea continues to be one of the most prevalent sleep disorders, affecting over 22 million Americans. Because symptoms of sleep apnea like loud snoring are often overlooked, the sleep disorder is a condition that typically goes undiagnosed. The good []


Sleep Apnea

ResMed AirSense Auto CPAP Machine Comparison

November 23, 2022 |

ResMed is one of the leading manufacturers of auto CPAP machines. Among their offering is the distinctive and popular AirSense line of machines. You can choose between the ResMed AirSense 11, AirSense 10, or the AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud (CTC). Each machine provides different features and benefits to CPAP patients. So when selecting a ResMed AirSense []

3B Medical Luna II vs Luna G3 Comparison

November 16, 2022 |

3B Medical offers a diverse range of CPAP machines for different user needs. Two of the best machines in their offering are the Luna II and Luna G3. The Luna II and Luna G3 have advantages for many users. Both of these CPAP machines include features and benefits that may be useful including integrated humidifiers []

ResMed AirSense 11 vs 3B Medical Luna G3 Comparison

November 02, 2022 |

Two highly preferred CPAP machines on the market today include the ResMed AirSense 11 and the 3B Medical Luna G3. The ResMed AirSense 11 offers all the benefits of an auto-adjusting CPAP. And the 3B Medical provides useful and innovative comfort features and settings. So which one is best for you? We have done a []


Sleep Apnea in Veterans

Veterans and Sleep Apnea: How To File A Claim For CPAP

February 20, 2018 |

Sometimes sleep apnea is diagnosed during a soldier’s active duty. Furthermore, sometimes it is a secondary issue to other war-service-related problem. Either way, next to truckers, the veterans group is one of the highest groups of sleep apnea suffers. This post is all about veterans and sleep apnea. Veterans and Sleep Apnea – The Dept []


Sleep Apnea in Women

Risks of Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy

February 16, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on January 9, 2013, and updated on February 16, 2022. Are pregnant women more likely to develop sleep apnea and require therapy with a sleep apnea machine, commonly called a CPAP machine? The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) believes they are. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person periodically []

ResMed For Her AirFit CPAP Masks

December 30, 2021 |

ResMed AirFit CPAP masks offer a variety of designs to fit any CPAP user, including CPAP masks shaped to specifically fit a woman’s facial contours and meet her needs for CPAP therapy. Created for maximum comfort and a secure seal, these masks offer CPAP compliance without many of the issues most CPAP users have to []

Sleep Deprivation and Breast Cancer: Is There a Link?

October 01, 2018 |

A new study confirmed the association between sleep disorders and breast cancer metastases. The good news is that CPAP therapy can treat sleep apnea.

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