Chris Vasta CPAP Expert & President at The CPAP Shop

Chris Vasta

CPAP Expert & President at The CPAP Shop

311 Posts, 2830 Comments

https://www.thecpapshop.com/

Over a 10+ year career at PHH Mortgage managing a $100 million portfolio, Chris Vasta learned the ins and outs of the business world. He learned how to establish business relationships, lead a multi-prong team, and implement strategies for long-term growth. In 2007, Vasta used that experience to transition his role into president of The CPAP Shop. Over his tenure, Vasta has been involved in everything from website design to warehouse layout. His hands-on approach with customers has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the challenges of beginning and adhering to sleep therapy. He often provides his insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturer’s prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide previews of new releases.

Vasta’s primary focus remains on improving the customer experience. He works hand-in-hand with the customer service and warehouse teams to streamline processes and introduce new technologies for a quicker, more efficient workflow. He also works directly with manufacturers to create unique product offerings that cater to customer needs and demands.

Chris Vasta's Latest Posts

Fisher & Paykel Eson 2 Nasal CPAP Mask Review

September 20, 2022 |

The Fisher & Paykel Eson 2 Nasal CPAP Mask is one of the simplest and most convenient nasal CPAP masks to use. It features VisiBlue indicators making this CPAP mask easy to clean and assemble for anyone. It features a comfortable cushion and soft headgear so users can still enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep while []

Best CPAP Mask of 2022

September 14, 2022 |

CPAP masks are always a personal choice with 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 []

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 []

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CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

ResMed AirSense 11 vs AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud CPAP Machines – Comparison

August 31, 2022 |

As a leading manufacturer of CPAP machines, ResMed offers a variety of CPAP machine options for CPAP users. The ResMed AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud (CTC) and the ResMed AirSense 11 are two machines commonly selected by CPAP patients. That’s because they both provide excellent performance and comfort. So, which one is best for you? Explore this []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

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 []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

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 []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

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 []

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 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

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. []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

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 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

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 []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

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 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

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 Tips & Tutorials

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 []

CPAP Benefits, Sleep Apnea

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 []

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

July 15, 2022 |

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 []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

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 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, CPAP Reviews & Ratings

3B Medical Luna G3 Auto CPAP Machine Review

July 11, 2022 |

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 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, CPAP Reviews & Ratings

Best Full-Face CPAP Masks of 2022

July 05, 2022 |

The CPAP Shop recommends choosing a full face CPAP mask based on your comfort and personal needs. Selecting a full face mask for your sleeping position also helps ensure the best CPAP experience and compliance. We’ve compiled some of the best full face CPAP masks of 2022. Best Full Face Mask Overall: Philips DreamWear Full []

Sleep Apnea

Can Sleep Apnea Treatment Help People with Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline?

June 28, 2022 |

Recent studies have shown that treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can help improve memory in older patients experiencing cognitive decline due to dementia.1 While sleep loss is one of the symptoms of dementia in some patients, the increasing decline of brain health from sleep deprivation may worsen the symptoms of dementia, creating a viscous cycle []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

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 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, CPAP Reviews & Ratings

3B Medical Luna G3 BiPAP Machine Review

June 21, 2022 |

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 []

CPAP Benefits, Sleep Apnea

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 []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

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 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

What is the Best CPAP Pillow?

June 13, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on June 14, 2019, and updated on June 13, 2022. For patients who use CPAP machines, the relief from symptoms of sleep apnea is almost immediate. You start to sleep better and wake up refreshed. For those struggling to adjust to CPAP therapy or those who are looking to enhance []

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