CPAP Benefits

Learn about the benefits of CPAP therapy for people who suffer from sleep apnea. In this section, we list the major illnesses and disorders where CPAP is the most effective and outline some of the benefits of CPAP therapy. FInd the resources you need to educate yourself about CPAP therapy and how to treat obstructive sleep apnea. 

Benefits of CPAP Therapy

Here are some of the major benefits of CPAP therapy from our feedback from current CPAP users. If you are new to CPAP therapy, this section shares the tools you need to stick with your therapy requirements. If you are an experienced CPAP user, we hope you will also find the motivation to continue adhering to your CPAP therapy.

CPAP Machine Benefits

Here are some of the reasons why using a CPAP machine can help treat sleep apnea.  Every post showcases a positive impact as a result of CPAP machine use.

CPAP Mask Benefits

Read these CPAP mask benefits before you make a buying decision on your own mask. Many masks have new features that can improve your comfort and experience for a great night of sleep.

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    Everything to Know About CPAP Humidifiers

    November 9, 2023
    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 ...
  • 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

    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.

  • Sleep Sounder Even With Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Sounder Even With Sleep Apnea

    September 6, 2023
    So your doctor says you have sleep apnea. Your doctor probably recommended the nightly use of a CPAP machine, which is the number one treatment for this disorder. With the use of your CPAP machine every night you should see an improvement in how you sleep and how you feel in the morning. However, there are a number of things that you can do to improve your sleep and to improve your sleep a...
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    CPAP Benefits Identified by CPAP Users

    August 29, 2023
    When people start CPAP therapy they are usually concerned with daytime sleepiness, concentration, depression, weight gain, links to diabetes type II, heart disease, hypertension, and numerous other negative impacts to the body and mind that result from a lack of deep restful sleep. Like any change to a regiment, adjusting to sleep therapy or the use of a CPAP machine requires some adjustment. ...
  • Benefits of Using CPAP Humidification and Heated Tubing

    Benefits of Using CPAP Humidification and Heated Tubing

    August 29, 2023
    Patients with sleep apnea who use CPAP machines for more than four hours a night enjoy a good night’s sleep and also improve their quality of life. Some sleep apnea patients, unfortunately, find that staying committed to the CPAP treatment process can be a difficult proposition. In particular, it is not uncommon for patients to experience dryness of the mouth, throat, or nasal passage . Th...
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    Comparing the Best CPAP Cleaners of 2021 - SoClean, Lumin, or Sleep8

    August 28, 2023

    This post was originally posted on June 27, 2018, and updated on Jan 22, 2022. If you are a regular CPAP user, cleaning your CPAP machine and accessories is a very important daily task. Here we discuss the major CPAP cleaners and sanitizers on the market and provide a complete overview of the best CPAP cleaners of 2021.

  • Can Sleep Apnea Cause Brain Damage?

    Can Sleep Apnea Cause Brain Damage?

    August 23, 2023

    Sleep apnea and brain damage are related but only in the most severe cases. Because sleep apnea can cause reduced oxygen flow to the brain, there is always the risk that damage can result. It is important to know that only prolonged periods of lack of oxygen can cause any severe damage, so while the risk of severe brain damage exists, it is low.  

  • How Long Does CPAP Take To Work?

    How Long Does CPAP Take To Work?

    August 16, 2023

    The results for CPAP therapy can vary. The severity of your obstructive sleep apnea and your compliance all factor in. Many patients may have a rough start from discomfort with the equipment and stop therapy, which can delay progress. The more disciplined you become with your CPAP therapy, the sooner you will see results.  

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    What is a BiPAP Machine?

    July 26, 2023
    This post was originally posted on January 18, 2019 and updated on Janurary 17, 2022. Some patients who have been prescribed CPAP therapy may have difficulties tolerating it. Oftentimes, they experience difficulties breathing normally against their current pressure settings. If breathing becomes too difficult, the patient may require a BiPAP machine. BiPAP, or Bilevel Positive Airway Pr...
  • Can CPAP Cause Pneumonia?

    Can CPAP Cause Pneumonia?

    July 17, 2023

    The last thing that anyone with sleep apnea needs is to compound their condition with respiratory distress such as through the development of pneumonia. While studies show evidence that people with sleep apnea are potentially more vulnerable to developing pneumonia, there are ways to decrease that risk for CPAP machine users.

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    Does A CPAP Machine Stop Snoring?

    July 5, 2023
    One of the side effects of sleep apnea can be snoring. While the main side effects – daytime tiredness and mental fogginess – affect only the patient, snoring can affect anyone else in the room where the person sleeps. If you want to know about CPAP and snoring and how to stop snoring, then read on. Does CPAP Therapy Reduce or Eliminate Snoring? It can do just that, in many cases, but si...
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    How Does Sleep Apnea Cause Memory Loss?

    June 7, 2023

    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 that accelerates overall cognitive degradation...

  • How Are Sleep Apnea And Depression Related?

    How Are Sleep Apnea And Depression Related?

    May 17, 2023

    There are many studies about the link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and multiple other negative physical afflictions. These illnesses include diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. It is also a consequential link to stroke, heart attack, and, most recently, cancer.  In general, people with sleep apnea who either do not have a diagnosis or are non-compliant are at greater.

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    What are the Benefits Of CPAP Therapy?

    April 19, 2023
    Every day, hundreds of people come to the conclusion that the benefits of CPAP therapy in the short term are nothing short of life changing. For those new to CPAP therapy, the challenges of the normal adjustment period can make it difficult to get to a level of CPAP compliance where the benefits can manifest themselves. It’s never a matter of being redundant to remind them of at least five...
  • Premature Infant CPAP Masks

    Premature Infant CPAP Masks

    September 28, 2022

    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. 

  • UARS vs. OSA

    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 an accurate diagnosis. Many patient...
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    Things to Know About Sleep Apnea and CPAP

    May 9, 2022
    Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders affecting nearly 100 million people worldwide. It is a sleep condition that disrupts breathing during the night. It can be a potentially serious condition, with some risk factors being age and obesity. Some people also may have this condition without even knowing they do. Continuous positive airway pressure, also known as CPAP therapy, is o...
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    Sleep Apnea and Athletic Performance

    March 4, 2022
    This post was originally posted on January 27, 2014 and updated on March 4, 2022. 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...
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    Explaining ResMed MyAir™ App

    February 16, 2022
    This post was originally posted on November 17, 2021, and updated on February 16, 2022. An interactive and informative app now puts you in touch with your ResMed CPAP machine. From troubleshooting CPAP issues to capturing sleep data, this handy app gives you insight and also engagement into customized sleep therapy. What is ResMed MyAir? MyAir is a personalized therapy management...
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    Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Blood Sugar Levels

    January 27, 2022
    This post was originally posted on June 13, 2013 and updated on January 27, 2022. As well informed OSA patients know, the body’s metabolism, venous system, and oxidation are inextricably linked to all of the long-term health risks of the condition. The link between these life-threatening conditions such as stroke, heart disease, and diabetes relative to these bodily systems is irrefutable a...
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    Talking CPAP with Sleep Therapist Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula

    May 1, 2019
    The CPAP Shop recently attended the 7th annual Philadelphia Sleep Conference, a one-day intensive continuing education seminar for sleep specialists. Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula, associate professor of medicine at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania, served as a presenting faculty member. A graduate of John Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harv...
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    Football Players Use Travel CPAP for Best Performance

    September 28, 2018
    See why pro football players Kyle Von Noy, Fletcher Cox, Travis Frederick, and Bud Dupree use travel CPAP to improve performance.
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    Why Truckers Should Consider a CPAP Machine

    March 21, 2018

    Even under the best of conditions, short and long-haul truck drivers must battle fatigue, stress and long hours. This is to avoid diminished mental and physical response time that could lead to costly mistakes and accidents. State trucking associations already dictate standards for blood pressure, diabetes, vision, and other health factors. However, they also have increased emphasis on the high 

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    CPAP Humidifier and Heated Humidifier Explained

    November 2, 2017
    Humidification for CPAP machines can lessen nasal congestion, dryness, and rainout, and aids in a more comfortable experience. Many of the new CPAP machines offer integrated humidifiers. They automatically adapt to the amount of humidity present and ambient temperature to provide optimal conditions to the mask. This post answers the question “Is a CPAP Humidifier necessary?” and describes the ...
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    CPAP Battery Power

    October 27, 2017
    For patients who treat sleep apnea with CPAP therapy, it is always best to prepare for the unexpected power outage. This is particular true if you live in an area prone to rough weather (hurricanes, tornadoes, snow avalanches) or natural disasters (ie, forest fires or earthquakes). But even if you live in a stable environment, power outages are often unforeseeable and can leave you without the...
  • CPAP Compliance for Women Sleep Apnea Patients

    CPAP Compliance for Women Sleep Apnea Patients

    November 5, 2013
    Although men are more likely to have sleep apnea than women, the gap has closed significantly over time. What is also unfortunate is that the gap between those diagnosed and undiagnosed, as well as the gap between patients who are complying with their CPAP therapy and those who are not, are wide and closing far too slowly. As more studies are done targeting women and sleep apnea, resea...
  • What Happens If You Don’t Use Your CPAP Machine?

    What Happens If You Don’t Use Your CPAP Machine?

    May 20, 2013
    There are many studies and articles about the positive benefits of using a CPAP machine to alleviate or eliminate the negative impact of sleep apnea. Much less is written about the implications of having sleep apnea and ignoring it or not using your CPAP machine. Having sleep apnea can be a very serious condition. Unfortunately, studies show nearly 80% of the people who suffer from sleep ap...
  • Benefits of Auto-adjusting CPAP Machines

    Benefits of Auto-adjusting CPAP Machines

    December 13, 2011
    Auto-adjusting CPAP machines (APAP) are designed to automatically adjust the amount of pressure delivered on a breathe by breathe basis.
  • Is A Bipap Machine Right For You?

    Is A Bipap Machine Right For You?

    December 1, 2011
    CPAP users have probably heard the term Bi-level, VPAP or BiPAP but are unclear about what it is and how it differs from a regular CPAP machine. Without getting too technical, there are a few key differences between a normal CPAP machine and the more complex BiPAP machine. As CPAP users are aware, a regular CPAP machine essentially prevents apneas by delivering a constant stream of air through...
  • Sleep Apena, CPAP and the Trucking Industry

    Sleep Apena, CPAP and the Trucking Industry

    October 18, 2010
    The Trucking Industry is Struggling with Sleep Apnea Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has renewed its focus on helping to reduce fatigue in operators of various modes of transportation. The obvious risks for air, rail, marine and trucking operators are injury or death to themselves and others. However, hidden costs such as loss of productivity, health care and other...