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  • Sustainable Tips For Using a CPAP Machine

    Sustainable Tips For Using a CPAP Machine

    July 9, 2024
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    Sustainability affects every aspect of life— including self-care through CPAP therapy. The use of CPAP requires electrical power to run CPAP machines, sometimes for up to eight hours a night. For cleaning, the process requires using chemicals to sanitize the equipment which may not be sustainable.

  • CPAP During Lightning Storms And Hurricanes

    CPAP During Lightning Storms And Hurricanes

    July 2, 2024
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    For those managing sleep apnea on a nightly basis, maintaining CPAP therapy is equally important. Power outages can leave patients without their CPAP machine. Lightening storms can also be a threat, generating power surges that damage CPAP equipment. So why not wait until the storm has passed to resume CPAP therapy?

  • What are the Different Types of CPAP Machines?

    What are the Different Types of CPAP Machines?

    July 1, 2024
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    CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a form of therapy used to treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea most commonly occurs when an individual’s airway is obstructed, and oxygen cannot travel to the brain. This results in episodes of paused breathing that can last for as long as ten seconds, and in severe cases, can occur more than 30 times per hour. CPAP machines use continuous, pressure...

  • When to Replace CPAP Supplies

    When to Replace CPAP Supplies

    June 27, 2024
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    CPAP masks have a lifespan, and 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 date, depending on the amount of use they receive. 

  • CPAP Summer Guide: Staying Cool and Comfortable

    CPAP Summer Guide: Staying Cool and Comfortable

    June 25, 2024
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    CPAP therapy helps those suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition in which the airway closes during sleep, leading to choking and interrupted sleep. A CPAP machine uses pressurized air flowing into a mask to keep the airway open to ensure healthy sleep every night.

  • How to Prevent Nose Sores from CPAP Mask Use

    How to Prevent Nose Sores from CPAP Masks

    June 12, 2024
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    A common complaint from many CPAP users is nasal soreness, both inside and around the nose. While nose sores are a common side effect of CPAP therapy, they do not need to define your experience. Understanding why these nose sores occur is the first step to preventing them.

  • Best CPAP Masks for Active Sleepers

    Best CPAP Masks for Active Sleepers

    June 9, 2024
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    If you typically toss and turn a lot while you sleep, you are an active sleeper. Traditional CPAP masks and tubing can be a problem for those who change position while they sleep. However, new technology and innovative designs have considered the active sleeper. Take a look at some of the best CPAP masks for active sleepers to find one that fits you.

  • Zzoma Positional Device Review

    Zzoma Positional Sleep Device Review

    June 6, 2024
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    Zzoma is designed for use as an alternative to CPAP therapy for those who have positional mild to moderate sleep apnea. Board-certified physicians designed this positional medical device which sits on a person’s back with straps that wrap around the torso and connect to the front of the body. The foam wedge design, made of lightweight semi-rigid synthetic foam, restricts the user from turning onto their back, which can cause the airway to collapse. As a result, Zzoma promotes side-sleeping while also reducing snoring and disrupted breathing. ZZoma is comfortably worn as high up as possible on a user’s upper torso to improve a patient’s sleep apnea symptoms and provide improved and uninterrupted sleep.

  • Best Side Sleeping CPAP Masks

    Best Side Sleeping CPAP Masks

    June 4, 2024
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    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 CPAP patients. CPAP masks come in various models and styles so that...

  • ResMed AirFit P30i

    ResMed AirFit P30i Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask Review

    May 29, 2024
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    The ResMed AirFit P30i is a nasal pillow mask designed to provide a natural sleep experience. The mask is minimally intrusive, quiet, and convenient. It is particularly recommended for active sleepers as the top of head hose connection allows for freedom of movement.