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    Why Is My CPAP Machine Whistling? Here’s How To Fix It!

    February 21, 2024
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    The leading form of treatment for people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP therapy. A CPAP machine uses a hose and mask to deliver a constant flow of pressured air to keep the airway open throughout the night and reduce apnea episodes. Some CPAP users...

  • The Best CPAP Masks of 2024

    The Best CPAP Masks of 2024

    February 13, 2024
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    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 2023 by compiling some of the best masks available based on our experts, reviewers, and ratings, so finding your ideal CPAP mask is easier. Check out our list below of the best CPAP Masks of 2023.

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    Best Rated CPAP Machines Of 2024

    February 6, 2024
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    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. Here are the best CPAP Machines 2024.

  • CPAP Machine Ideal as A Backup Unit

    CPAP Machine Ideal as A Backup Unit

    February 6, 2024
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    Sleep apnea patients know the importance of using CPAP therapy to help with their symptoms, overall health, and sleep quality. While having this sleep disorder, patients want to be sure they are using the best products that deliver optimal results. This will help to make therapy smoother and promote a healthy and happy lifestyle. To ensure patients are using the best products at all times, it might be useful to have a backup machine that they know they can rely on.

  • Best CPAP Cleaners of 2024

    Best CPAP Cleaners of 2024

    January 24, 2024
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    Keeping your CPAP equipment clean helps reduce the risk of illness from respiratory infections. Clean CPAP equipment also helps you stay more CPAP compliant and comfortable at night knowing you are using clean CPAP products. One of the easiest ways to maintain CPAP hygiene is with a CPAP cleaner. Review some of the best CPAP cleaners of 2024.

  • Philips Respironics Nuance CPAP Mask Review

    Philips Respironics Nuance CPAP Mask Review

    January 18, 2024
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    Increasing pillow comfort while maintaining a secure seal has always been the goal of CPAP mask developers. The Philips Respironics Nuance and Nuance Pro Nasal Pillow Masks advance this objective, offering maximum comfort and a consistently secure seal for pillow mask users.  Philips Respironics Nuance and Nuance Pro CPAP Mask B...

  • How to Sleep Better While on CPAP Therapy

    How to Sleep Better While on CPAP Therapy

    January 11, 2024
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    What Is CPAP Therapy? Even if you are on CPAP therapy, there are other things you can do to help make your evening conducive to a better night’s sleep and your sleep more comfortable. The study of sleep has been expanding rapidly, leading to much new research and innovative products that are available to help get you the sleep you deserve. 

  • Premature Infant CPAP Masks

    Premature Infant CPAP Masks

    January 11, 2024
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    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 respiratory disorder, which is a fairly common problem. 

  • What is the CPAP Ramp Feature?

    What is the CPAP Ramp Feature?

    January 11, 2024
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    This post was originally posted on August 1, 2017, and updated on March 28, 2022. CPAP therapy is not easy for a lot of users, especially those new to CPAP machines. Wearing a mask during sleep with pressurized air doesn’t feel normal and can lead to users abandoning their therapy. AutoRamp and adjustable ramp time are features available on many CPAP machines that help users get accustomed...
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    What Causes Dry Mouth And Sore Throat?

    January 11, 2024
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    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 morning after a night of CPAP therapy, especially if they use their CPAP machine every ...
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    CPAP Machine Troubleshooting Guide

    January 11, 2024
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    In most instances, you shouldn’t have any major issues with your CPAP machine if it is brand new. However, every now and then you might experience a problem with an older machine that requires replacement or repair. Here are a few questions to ask to ensure your CPAP machine is working properly. How Do I Know If My CPAP Machine Is Broken? Like any machine, CPAP machines can break down or wear ...
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    Guide to ResMed AirSense 10 Troubleshooting

    January 11, 2024
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    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 with new users just starting their therapy and those with sle...

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    How To Change Pressure On Resmed CPAP AirSense 10

    January 10, 2024
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    Many patients just beginning their CPAP therapy may experience difficulty getting used to the air pressure from their CPAP machine. Most often, users describe a sense of breathlessness when exhaling against their prescribed air pressure. Pressure relief on the ResMed AirSense 10 allows individuals to adjust air pressure during exhalation for greater comfort during therapy. 

  • Is There A Correlation Between Obesity And Snoring?

    Is There A Correlation Between Obesity And Snoring?

    January 3, 2024
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    According to The Center for Disease Control, obesity has hit epidemic proportions with more than 25% of Americans being obese[1]. Obesity brings with it many health-related problems that can be controlled and reduced with proper rest and diet. One such problem is obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep-disordered breathing condition. Understanding obesity, improving one’s diet, and using a contin...
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    Athletes with Sleep Apnea

    December 27, 2023
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    Sleep apnea can have a long-term impact on health and your daily wellness, which includes your exercise routine. Research continues to reveal the effects of sleep loss on our personal waking lives.  Even while those struggling with sleep loss from sleep apnea may do their best to maintain health thr...

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Elderly 

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Elderly 

    December 20, 2023
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    Getting older means an increased likelihood of sleep apnea. In general, sleep can become more difficult with age and sleep apnea becomes a common sleep disorder, affecting nearly 20% of older adults. As we get older, muscles weaken, including airway muscles, which makes seniors more likely to experience sleep apnea. 

  • Buying Guide For A CPAP Machine

    Buying Guide For A CPAP Machine

    December 14, 2023
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    Selecting the right CPAP machine that fits your CPAP prescription needs ensures CPAP compliance and a comfortable therapy experience. Many users may try out different machines until they find one that works best for them. Here is a simple guide to help you find and choose the best CPAP machine for a good night’s sleep. What Are CPAP Machines Used For? CPAP machines are used to treat ...
  • How To Use A Compressor Nebulizer For Asthma

    How To Use A Compressor Nebulizer For Asthma

    December 14, 2023
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    What Is a Compressor Nebulizer? If you need a nebulizer at home, you will need a compressor nebulizer system. These devices are powered by electricity or a battery. They draw in room air and compress it. This creates a flow of air that can be used to generate misted medicine that goes deep into the lungs. Compressor nebulizers come in various forms and designs to meet the needs of those...
  • Sleep Apnea in Women: CPAP for Women

    Sleep Apnea in Women: CPAP for Women

    December 14, 2023
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    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder believed to affect approximately 22 million Americans, with the majority of cases remaining undiagnosed or untreated.1 Traditional research shows that men are 2-3 times more likely to experience sleep apnea than women. However, new research suggests that these estimates could be low, as women could present symptoms differently.2 Sleep a...
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    3B Medical Luna II Auto CPAP Machine Review

    December 14, 2023
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    A smart CPAP machine means less adjustment and more convenience for users. The 3B Medical Luna II brings automated features that help every patient of CPAP therapy manage their nightly treatment with ease. The 3B Medical combines some of the latest in Bluetooth technology with engineering innovations that make CPAP effortless and effective for a variety of CPAP users. Features and Benef...
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    3B Medical Luna G3 Auto CPAP Machine Review

    December 14, 2023
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    Designed to be more user-friendly, the 3B Medical Luna G3 Auto CPAP Machine makes CPAP efficient and effective for every user. New features include a built-in algorithm take the guesswork out of CPAP machine adjustment. The AutoRamp and integrated heated tubing are added benefits that provide comfort along with ease of use. This device is lightweight, weighing only 3.75 pounds, perfect to plac...
  • Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine Review

    Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine Review

    December 14, 2023
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    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. It was designed in this compact size to be portable and convenient to use.

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    Why Am I Drooling When I Sleep?

    December 13, 2023
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    Snoring can keep your bed partner awake and even drive them into sleeping apart from you. Drooling can leave pillowcases wet in the morning and your bed partner disgusted. Accepting these sleep habits can only further drive a wedge in an intimate relationship. Respecting your partner, even while you sleep is essential to keeping your relationship healthy.

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    ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP Machine Review

    December 6, 2023
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    The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP is a whisper-quiet CPAP machine designed to provide effective CPAP therapy to all CPAP patients. Its advanced auto-adjusting settings allow users to sleep peacefully while getting the therapy they need. It includes an integrated humidifier, has several comfort features, and also has Bluetooth connectivity to transmit your sleep data to your doctor for review and make any necessary adjustments. It also has an integrated HumidAir humidifier for comfortable therapy, and a front-facing, user-friendly display screen to easily manage and navigate your sleep settings. 

  • How To Clean a CPAP Humidifier

    How To Clean a CPAP Humidifier

    November 29, 2023
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    CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is the gold standard for treating obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes the throat muscles to collapse during sleep, preventing oxygen from traveling to the brain and lungs. Left untreated, this disease has been linked to a number of health risks. 

  • CPAP Mouth Breather: Impact and Solutions

    CPAP Mouth Breather: Impact and Solutions

    November 22, 2023
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    Mouth breathing is common among sleepers with and without sleep apnea. It can have an impact on those trying to manage their sleep apnea with CPAP.  If you are a mouth breather while you sleep and are using CPAP, then you might want to think about your CPAP equipment options.

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    CPAP Therapy Increases Adult Physical Activity

    November 15, 2023
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    CPAP therapy does more than help patients manage sleep disorders, it can impact personal health overall. Research reveals that sleep apnea patients using CPAP therapy experienced boosts in physical activity. 1 As more research is conducted, the benefits of CPAP therapy are showing more value to health than just improving sleep.  How CPAP Benefits Go Beyond Better Slee...
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    Everything to Know About CPAP Humidifiers

    November 9, 2023
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    This post was originally posted on October 21, 2021 and updated on January 28, 2022. What is a CPAP Humidifier? Dry pressurized air can sometimes lead to a sore throat or nasal irritation the next morning. CPAP humidifiers moisten the dry air of CPAP machines to reduce the side effects of PAP therapy. Moreover, they are a great feature in many machines to assist in giving users the ...
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    ResMed Airmini Autoset Travel CPAP Review

    November 9, 2023
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    Our ResMed AirMini™ Review revealed that ResMed has listened to travelers using CPAP, and responded!  One of the biggest complaints among CPAP users is the size of their unit. Not only do larger standard units make traveling more difficult, but the alternative of vacation or business travel without their CPAP could be a health risk. Traveling with sleep apnea just got a lot easier! ResMed...
  • Relaxation Techniques for CPAP Therapy

    Relaxation Techniques for CPAP Therapy

    November 9, 2023
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    Here are some helpful relaxation techniques for CPAP Therapy which can help calm your body and prepare for bedtime.
  • How Often to Change CPAP Filters

    How Often to Change CPAP Filters

    November 9, 2023
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    There are two types of CPAP filters. Each type has its own purpose and must be maintained differently.
  • Nasal Pillow Vs Nasal Mask: CPAP Mask Comparison

    Nasal Pillow Vs Nasal Mask: CPAP Mask Comparison

    November 9, 2023
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    Whether you are new to CPAP or well versed in the many styles and features of CPAP masks, this brief summary will give you an idea about two different CPAP mask styles and which might be best for you. What Is a Nasal Mask? Traditionally, CPAP nasal masks have been the most common type of mask used in the home. In general, a nasal mask consists of a plastic frame with a triangle or pe...
  • CPAP Mask Noise When Inhaling

    CPAP Mask Noise When Inhaling

    November 9, 2023
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    Condensation build up on CPAP full face masks results in hissing sounds as the air escapes through the air vents. CPAP masks can eventually make a whistling  noise over time. This does not mean your mask is defective. You can use some simple remedies to go to sleep with a quiet mask.

  • How To Prevent Skin Irritation From CPAP Masks

    How To Prevent Skin Irritation From CPAP Masks

    November 8, 2023
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    For a lot of new CPAP users, and even long-time users, it can be common to experience things like sore spots, irritation, and even facial rash when using CPAP equipment. Luckily, there are ways to prevent these inconveniences to ensure that you get the sleep you need. Follow these tips to get the most out of your CPAP therapy and avoid red marks and irritation. How to Treat Sore Spots ...

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    Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

    November 1, 2023
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    This post was originally posted on September 10, 2013, and updated on July 15, 2022. With a significant percentage of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients suffering from some forms of glaucoma, researchers have begun to study the relationships between the two conditions over the last several years. For OSA patients that are also living with glaucoma, the questions regarding the effects of...
  • The CPAP Shop Now Offers MaskFit AR Technology!

    The CPAP Shop Now Offers MaskFit AR Technology!

    October 26, 2023
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    The CPAP Shop has partnered with MaskFit AR to offer personalized shopping recommendations to find the best CPAP mask for you. Check it out today!

  • What Happens When You Stop Breathing In Your Sleep?

    What Happens When You Stop Breathing In Your Sleep?

    October 25, 2023
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    Sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing while you sleep. When this type of episode occurs the muscles in the back of the throat relax, allowing the airway to close. Once the airway is closed, breathing ceases. Carbon dioxide builds up and oxygen levels in the blood drop. Your brain recognizes the danger and wakes you up from sleep to start breathing again.  

  • Positional Therapy for Sleep Apnea

    Positional Therapy for Sleep Apnea

    October 16, 2023
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    While CPAP therapy remains the gold standard for treating obstructive sleep apnea, there are other methods for managing this common sleep disorder. Positional sleep therapy is an easy way to help improve your sleep and reduce the frequency of apneas throughout the night. Positional therapy may even eliminate the need for CPAP entirely. What is Positional Sleep Therapy? To understand ...
  • Enhancing CPAP Therapy to Get a Great Night’s Sleep

    Enhancing CPAP Therapy to Get a Great Night’s Sleep

    October 16, 2023
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    Even if you are on CPAP therapy, there are other things you can do to help make your evening conducive to a better night’s sleep and your sleep more comfortable.  The study of sleep has been expanding rapidly, leading to much new research and innovative products that are available to help get you the sleep you deserve.  Even if your CPAP machine is your first defense, many of these p...
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    HDM Z2 Auto Travel CPAP Review

    October 16, 2023
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    When it comes to summer travel, the key is to keep your bags light! For those who rely on CPAP therapy for a good night’s sleep, the new Breas Z2 Auto Travel CPAP is an FAA-approved, ultra-small, lightweight addition to your must-pack list. The Z1 Auto Travel CPAP started the travel CPAP evolution with its small, lightweight design and portable battery. The Z2 builds upon that success with an up...

  • What's at Risk if You're Not Using a CPAP Machine While Driving?

    What's at Risk if You're Not Using a CPAP Machine While Driving?

    October 16, 2023
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    When most people think about the benefits of a CPAP machine, they think just think about its ability to help improve an individual’s sleep. However, using a CPAP machine can affect more than your sleep. It can also play a role in your ability to drive safely. In this article, we take a closer look at the risks of not using a CPAP machine while driving.

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    3B Medical Luna G3 BiPAP Machine Review

    October 16, 2023
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    The 3B Medical Luna G3 BiPAP machine is designed for a user-friendly BiPAP therapy experience. With a smaller footprint, this is a lightweight machine that will fit on your bedside table easily. It has comfort features and settings to prevent any chance of rainout. 3B Medical Luna G3 BiPAP – Features User-Friendly Interface The user-friendly display makes navigating through settings...

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    Resvent iBreeze™ APAP Machine Review

    October 16, 2023
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    Continuing improvements in APAP machine design have led to the innovative and feature-rich, Resvent iBreeze™. The iBreeze makes it easier than ever for new CPAP patients to adjust to therapy. The smart technology of the iBreeze also helps make humidification more dynamic, helps prevent leaks, and also captures critical sleep data for you and your doctor to review from your device. T...
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    ResMed Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask Comparison: AirFit P30i vs AirFit P10

    October 16, 2023
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    The ResMed AirFit family of masks are some of our top-selling CPAP masks due to their innovative design and comfort. For those looking for a nasal pillow mask, the AirFit P30i and the AirFit P10 are our top recommendations. But which to choose? To help you decide which nasal pillow mask is best for you, we have put together this comparison of key features and differences between the two. Re...
  • Best Nasal CPAP Masks Under $100

    Best Nasal CPAP Masks Under $100

    October 11, 2023
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    Nasal CPAP masks are one of several choices CPAP patients can choose from for comfort. Minimal contact, lightweight design, and secure nasal breathing are some of the benefits of a nasal CPAP mask. Here are a few of the best nasal CPAP masks available at an affordable price.  

  • Best Portable CPAP Machine for Travel Under $1000

    Best Portable CPAP Machines for Travel Under $1000

    October 4, 2023
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    To stay CPAP compliant, it is important to be prepared to take your CPAP equipment when you travel. Portable CPAP machines can be expensive. But there are many available models that provide superior performance at a reasonable price.  

  • Getting Used to CPAP Therapy: A Beginner’s Guide

    Getting Used to CPAP Therapy: A Beginner’s Guide

    September 27, 2023
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    If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, your doctor has most likely prescribed CPAP therapy as a treatment. The more you know about CPAP, the more effective your therapy will be. Our beginner’s guide answers the most important questions about CPAP therapy, from equipment to best practices.

  • CPAP Direct is Now The CPAP Shop!

    CPAP Direct is Now The CPAP Shop!

    September 21, 2023
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    CPAP Direct, formerly a place to shop for all your CPAP needs, has recently merged with our company, The CPAP Shop. This merge will offer an even better shopping experience designed for all sleep apnea patients.

  • Can Weight Loss Cure Sleep Apnea?

    Can Weight Loss Cure Sleep Apnea?

    September 20, 2023
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    Is weight loss is the best way to lessen – or even cure – people's sleep apnea? Patients have heard from their doctors that a relationship exists between weight and the severity of sleep apnea. It is said that being overweight or obese can cause or make sleep apnea worse. Patients also seem to think that simply losing weight can improve sleep apnea and its symptoms.

  • CPAP Water: Distilled or Tap?

    CPAP Water: Distilled or Tap?

    September 13, 2023
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    The type of water you use for your CPAP humidifier is important to ensure the long life of your machine. Distilled water is the most preferred by CPAP machine manufacturers. Tap water, while less expensive, can cause harm to your machine over time. Filtered water is another option that is comparable to distilled. Avoid bottled waters labeled as spring or mineral water, as they may leave mineral deposits that can cause harm to your machine.