The CPAP Shop

Best Philips CPAP Masks Of 2022: Top-Rated Philips Masks Are Reviewed

June 07, 2022 |

Philips is one of the leading manufacturers of CPAP masks. Our experts have reviewed some of their top-rated CPAP masks and their features and benefits to help make it easier to choose a mask that’s right for you. Best Philips CPAP Mask – Respironics DreamWear Silicone Pillow CPAP Mask Most Comfortable Philips CPAP Mask – []

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

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 []

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 []


CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine Review

August 04, 2022 |

Taking CPAP therapy on the road is easier than ever with the Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine. It is the smallest and lightest CPAP devices available on the market – weighing under 0.5 lbs. and measuring less than 4 inches. This micro CPAP machine is easy to pack or even drop  in your pocket. []

Which CPAP Masks are Best for Mouth Breathers?

July 27, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on May 12, 2020, and updated on July 27, 2022. Over the last few years, CPAP manufacturers have released many new types of masks. Choice is good for users but making the proper mask decision directly impacts compliance. The more comfortable and effective the mask, the higher use rate amongst []

Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks of 2022

July 25, 2022 |

Nasal pillow CPAP masks are popular among CPAP patients as a preferred option over full face masks. That’s because of their lightweight design, unobtrusive view, and quiet performance. Here are some of the best nasal pillow CPAP masks of 2022 based on reviews from both users and experts. The Best CPAP Nasal Pillow Mask Overall: []


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 a good tax savings across a number of areas including durable medical equipment such as CPAP masks and machines. What is the Difference Between an HSA and FSA []

Are CPAP Supplies 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?  Durable medical equipment, or DME, includes equipment and supplies authorized by your doctor for at-home treatment of medical conditions. Some DME may []

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

Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine Review

August 04, 2022 |

Taking CPAP therapy on the road is easier than ever with the Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine. It is the smallest and lightest CPAP devices available on the market – weighing under 0.5 lbs. and measuring less than 4 inches. This micro CPAP machine is easy to pack or even drop  in your pocket. []

Everything to Know About BiPAP Therapy

July 25, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on November 23, 2021, and updated on July 25, 2022. What is BiPAP Therapy? BiPAP (aka BPAP) therapy is the preferred choice for treating central sleep apnea, cases of severe obstructive sleep apnea, or mixed sleep apnea. In these instances, CPAP therapy may not be enough to get users the []

Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks of 2022

July 25, 2022 |

Nasal pillow CPAP masks are popular among CPAP patients as a preferred option over full face masks. That’s because of their lightweight design, unobtrusive view, and quiet performance. Here are some of the best nasal pillow CPAP masks of 2022 based on reviews from both users and experts. The Best CPAP Nasal Pillow Mask Overall: []


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

3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP Troubleshooting Guide

August 02, 2022 |

The 3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP provide essential therapy for patients with sleep apnea. The G3 CPAP is a user-friendly CPAP machine with features for enhancing sleep comfort and managing sleep data. The G3 APAP offers the benefit of automatic pressure settings to help some patients adjust more easily to CPAP therapy and []

How to Choose a Travel CPAP Machine

July 18, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on July 25, 2017, and updated on July 18, 2022. This post compares the four most popular CPAP machines built for travel on the market in 2019. If you have sleep apnea and are a camper, trucker, pilot, hunter, fisherman, travel for business or pleasure frequently, want to sleep comfortably []

What Causes Dry Mouth And Sore Throat?

July 15, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on May 5, 2020, and updated on July 15, 2022. While are there many health benefits to staying CPAP compliant, including better sleep, there may also be some side effects with CPAP therapy. It is not uncommon for CPAP patients to experience dry mouth or a sore throat in the []


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

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 []

Embarrassing Sleep Conditions – Snoring and Drooling

June 13, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on December 17, 2013, and updated on June 13, 2022. Summary: Life is not like a movie, so embarrassing sleep conditions like sleep apnea that are funny on-screen can have bigger implications to our lives, health, and relationships in the real world. Snoring can keep your bed partner awake and []

Sleep Apnea and Genetic Problems

June 08, 2022 |

Where does sleep apnea come from? Many researchers have suggested that the condition may be genetic. Yet others argue lifestyle and environmental factors play a role in the sleep disorder. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop off and on throughout the night, disrupting normal sleep patterns, []


Sleep Apnea

What is an APAP Machine?

August 11, 2022 |

Automatic positive airway pressure, APAP is one of the three main forms of positive airway pressure or PAP therapy. APAP automatically adjusts to meet each specific person’s breathing needs, which often change throughout the night as we move in and out of different stages of sleep. By constantly measuring how much resistance is present in []

Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine Review

August 04, 2022 |

Taking CPAP therapy on the road is easier than ever with the Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine. It is the smallest and lightest CPAP devices available on the market – weighing under 0.5 lbs. and measuring less than 4 inches. This micro CPAP machine is easy to pack or even drop  in your pocket. []

3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP Troubleshooting Guide

August 02, 2022 |

The 3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP provide essential therapy for patients with sleep apnea. The G3 CPAP is a user-friendly CPAP machine with features for enhancing sleep comfort and managing sleep data. The G3 APAP offers the benefit of automatic pressure settings to help some patients adjust more easily to CPAP therapy and []


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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