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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 []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Can Using a CPAP Machine Cause Sinus Problems?

January 27, 2021 |

Many new CPAP users may experience nasal congestion or sinus infections. While using a CPAP machine does not cause sinus problems, sleep apnea and your sinuses both impact the quality of your sleep. What is Sinusitis? Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, is an inflammation of the lining of the sinus tissue. Your sinuses are located []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

How to Prevent Nose Sores from CPAP Mask Use

January 15, 2021 |

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. Can CPAP Cause Sores in the Nose?  []

CPAP Payment & Insurance

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 []

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

Best CPAP Masks of 2020 – Which Is the Right One for You?

December 21, 2020 |

After a CPAP machine, the most important part of your PAP therapy is your CPAP mask. Most customers may try more than four masks before finding the right one. Manufacturers are continuously innovating and creating new mask designs for comfort, style and effectiveness. We decided to look at what our customers were saying about the latest CPAP []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings

Product Spotlight: Freedom Battery V2

December 10, 2020 |

Whether you are a new CPAP user or a veteran, the ability to power a CPAP machine wherever you need it is essential. The Freedom Battery V2 is the perfect device for portable backup power. New upgrades to the design and function of this accessory give traveling CPAP users new versatility and convenience for battery backup.  What []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

How to Improve Your AHI Score Overnight

December 01, 2020 |

Even when you are fully compliant with your CPAP therapy, you may notice over time that the frequency of your apneas may get worse. This can be frustrating when you have done all that you can to manage your sleep apnea. But there are some simple tips you can follow that can bring down your []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

What Do the Readings Mean on My CPAP Machine?

November 24, 2020 |

If you are new to CPAP therapy, you may be overwhelmed by the various settings and numbers displayed on your CPAP machine. The readings on your CPAP machine reveal important information about your sleep health and the success of your therapy. In this guide, we will break down some of the key readings you should []


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 []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Introducing the Somnera System: A Low-Flow Alternative to PAP Therapy

November 02, 2020 |

Key Features of the Somnera System Innovative Quiet Design There are several important differences between the Somnera System and traditional CPAP therapy. First and foremost, the Somnera System does not generate its own air pressure. The pressure used to keep the airway open is generated by the user’s own breath. The innovative design of this []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Positional Therapy for Sleep Apnea

October 27, 2020 |

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 []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

How to Determine Whether Your CPAP Pressure Needs Adjusting

October 20, 2020 |

CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, therapy is the most effective form of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A small, bedside machine produces pressurized air that flows through a tube to a mask worn by the patient. The air pressure helps to keep the airway from collapsing, allowing patients to breathe throughout the night and []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

What are the Different Types of CPAP Machines?

October 15, 2020 |

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 []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Additional 2 Year CPAP Extended Warranty Available on Some Machines

October 13, 2020 |

If you are new to sleep therapy or looking to upgrade your old CPAP, buying a new CPAP machine comes with its challenges. At The CPAP Shop, we do everything we can to eliminate any uncertainty through our expert customer service. We are now adding an additional peace of mind with a new extended warranty []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, Sleep Apnea

Types of CPAP Masks

October 02, 2020 |

When beginning CPAP therapy, selecting the right mask can mean the difference between compliance and non-compliance. CPAP masks come in different types to provide comfort for a variety of users. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to choose which one suits you best. But, it’s important to make sure each user gets the []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

How To Change The Pressure Settings On A ResMed Airsense 10 CPAP Machine

September 15, 2020 |

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.  []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

Lumin vs Sleep8: A User Review

August 06, 2020 |

At The CPAP Shop, we love to hear from our customers regarding what products they use, why they use them, and what they love about them. So, we sent Sleep8 user Claire the Lumin CPAP Sanitizer and asked her to try it out and give us her honest feedback, as well as a comparison between []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings

Best CPAP Machines of 2020 – Which Is the Right One for You?

August 05, 2020 |

As 2020 surpasses the halfway point, The CPAP Shop looks at some of the top-selling products of the year. For this article, we will be looking primarily at CPAP machines. We’ve examined sales data as well as customer reviews to provide the most accurate information and ensure a confident purchase process.  Criteria We used to []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings

Product Spotlight: Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask

August 04, 2020 |

A new design in nasal masks is revolutionizing CPAP comfort. The Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal mask is the first cradle-style nasal mask from Fisher & Paykel. It features reduced facial contact for a more comfortable fit. From headgear to cushions this nasal mask eliminates some of the most common pain points associated with nasal []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP Machine Review

July 28, 2020 |

ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP Machine Review by Dr. Brandon Peters Upon its release in mid-2014, The CPAP Shop provided a ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine to Brandon Peters, MD, for review. Dr. Peters is a board-certified neurology sleep medicine specialist who currently practices at Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of Marin in Novato, CA and []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

ResMed Nasal CPAP Mask Comparison: AirFit N30i vs AirFit N30 vs AirFit N20 vs AirFit N10

July 14, 2020 |

The ResMed AirFit family of CPAP masks has long been a customer favorite. The diverse range of nasal masks provide performance and comfort and offer something for everyone. Let’s take a look at this comparison of the key benefits and features that make these nasal masks so popular. ResMed AirFit N30i Nasal CPAP Mask Top-of-the-head []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings

Can You Buy CPAP Machines Online?

June 26, 2020 |

Home medical devices, such as CPAP machines, are an important part of everyday life for a number of people. The ability to purchase that equipment quickly and conveniently is important. That is why a number of retailers offer the ability to buy a CPAP machine online. A variety of CPAP machines, including home and travel []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

CTE vs Sleep Apnea

June 19, 2020 |

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a neurodegenerative brain disease attributed to repeated blows to the head. Initially referred to as “punch-drunk syndrome,” CTE commonly affects impact sports athletes, such as boxers, hockey players, and football players. CTE diagnoses have also been confirmed in combat veterans and victims of domestic abuse that have experienced repeated []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

How to Sleep Better with CPAP

June 17, 2020 |

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, sleep apnea affects approximately 22 million people.1Thankfully, for those who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), treating and managing your OSA can be simple and effective. Most physicians recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a first-line treatment for OSA. With CPAP therapy, a device delivers pressurized []


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 []