Articles by Chris Vasta

Articles by Chris Vasta

Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide reviews on new releases.



  • CPAP Mask For Beards

    What Is The Best CPAP Mask For Beards?

    May 15, 2024
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    Whether you have facial hair or not, finding the most comfortable CPAP mask can be difficult. But this task can be especially challenging for those with a beard. Your beard or mustache shouldn’t be a barrier to effective CPAP therapy. In an effort to meet the needs of every customer, many CPAP manufacturers have developed CPAP masks that comfortably fit those with facial hair. While th...
  • What are the Different Types of CPAP Machines?

    What are the Different Types of CPAP Machines?

    May 6, 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...

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    Three Myths of CPAP Machine Insurance Coverage

    May 1, 2024
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    When it comes to healthcare, we instinctively believe that our insurance will cover a majority of the cost. While this is true for many conditions, when it comes to PAP therapy to treat sleep apnea, health insurance may not be the best option. In the ongoing debate between cash pay versus insurance for sleep therapy, there are several factors to consider. Insurance only covers a portion....

  • Minimal Contact

    Best CPAP Masks for Minimal Contact

    April 24, 2024
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    When it comes to CPAP therapy, users often complain of frustration with their equipment. Research indicates that 30-50% of CPAP users are dissatisfied with their equipment and therapy. Approximately half of CPAP patients end therapy within 1-3 weeks citing mask discomfort. Other major mask complaints include the feeling of claustrophobia. Many manufacturers are stepping up to address these issues with innovative lightweight designs, reduce facial contact, and improve the overall CPAP experience. 

  • Fisher & Paykel Solo Nasal CPAP Mask Review

    Fisher & Paykel Solo Nasal CPAP Mask Review

    April 22, 2024
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    The Fisher & Paykel Solo Nasal CPAP Mask is a brand new mask, featuring both AutoFit™ and AutoLock™ technologies, that allow simple mask usage and fitting for all users. Being the world’s first AutoFit Mask, this mask simply stretches over your head and onto your face. This mask has an innovative design, and 93% of trial users rated their experience with the F&P Solo mask as simple or very simple. This CPAP mask can dynamically respond to a user’s movement in their sleep, reducing the risk of air leaks throughout the night. Learn more about this mask in this article!

  • ResMed AirFit N30i vs Respironics DreamWear Nasal Mask

    ResMed AirFit N30i vs Respironics DreamWear Nasal Mask

    April 16, 2024
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    Here is a side-by-side comparison the ResMed AirFit N30i Nasal Mask versus the Philips Respironics DreamWear Nasal Mask. Try one today!
  • Our Top-Rated and Best ResMed CPAP Masks Of 2023

    Our Top-Rated and Best ResMed CPAP Masks Of 2024

    April 9, 2024
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    ResMed is one of the leading manufacturers of CPAP masks. Every year they introduce new technology and features that improve the experience for CPAP users. Review some of the best ResMed CPAP masks of 2024. 

  • New CPAP Products Coming to The CPAP Shop in 2024!

    New CPAP Products Coming to The CPAP Shop in 2024!

    April 4, 2024
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    At The CPAP Shop, we are always on the lookout for the newest and most innovative products to bring to our customers to help make your sleep apnea symptoms and overall health and wellbeing better. The CPAP Shop offers hundreds of products from a variety of industry-leading manufacturers and are excited to showcase some of the new products already on sale or coming to our site in 2024. These CPAP products are equipped with innovative features, modern technologies and advancements, and are designed to improve both CPAP comfort and compliance. 

  • ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Troubleshooting Guide

    ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Troubleshooting Guide

    April 3, 2024
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    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. 

  • How To Prevent Skin Irritation From CPAP Masks

    How To Prevent Skin Irritation From CPAP Masks

    March 28, 2024
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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 ...