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CPAP Nasal Pillow Masks – The New Go-To CPAP Mask

April 09, 2013 |

The New Go-To CPAP Mask – Nasal Pillows The days of big, bulky, and heavy masks are over.  Not only has the size and weight for nasal and full face CPAP masks had numerous design improvements, but the comfort factor also continues to advance.  More CPAP users are realizing that they are not stuck with []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Things to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Apnea and Your CPAP Machine

February 22, 2013 |

A diagnosis of OSA can be both frightening and confusing. Knowing what questions to ask their primary physician is very important. It will calm any fears and provide a pathway to quality sleep therapy and better health. Diagnosis of sleep apnea can conjure up strong emotions as well as many questions. Of course, we assume []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings

RESMED SWIFT FX – Still top choice for nasal pillow cpap mask

February 14, 2013 |

As innovation, technology and materials improve, unique and more effective CPAP products are created. Certainly CPAP machines have advanced more in the last few years than the previous decade. Lighter, quieter, and better technology has contributed to higher compliance and more effective sleep therapy. Masks have also made the leap by adding lighter materials, fewer []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Pose Similar Heart Problems

January 15, 2013 |

A new study out of Romania with 60 participants indicates that people with diabetes have similar types of early heart damage as those with sleep apnea. The results show that sleep apnea patients tend to have stiffer arteries compared to the arteries of healthy individuals. This same arterial stiffness commonly shows up in people who []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

How Full Face CPAP Masks are Gaining Popularity

September 20, 2012 |

Even though the nasal CPAP mask style is the most popular, full face CPAP masks are gaining in popularity due to their versatility and improved design. Currently, the most popular CPAP mask is a nasal mask, simply one that fits over just a person’s nose.  Being the first masks available to CPAP users, people have []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Back to School – Sleep Apnea 101

August 28, 2012 |

The term apnea has its origins from the 17th century Latin word “apnoea” meaning breathless. Even after all these centuries, many people don’t have a full understanding of the meaning and the negative impact of sleep apnea on the quality of life. Most people don’t realize they have sleep apnea and remain undiagnosed for many []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

August 28, 2012 |

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects approximately 22 million Americans. The word apnea comes from the Greek word “apnoia” which means “without breath.” Therefore, this is a disorder with which an individual stops breathing while asleep. The most common reason for this pause in breathing is an obstruction of []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Diet for Sleep Apnea and Sleep Apnea Exercises

July 24, 2012 |

One of the difficult aspects of being afflicted with sleep apnea is maintaining a healthy lifestyle while still dealing with the effects of the disorder. Multiple studies suggest that sleep apnea can increase your risk of developing various ailments including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, just to name a few. One way to lessen []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

How Can Your Doctor Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep?

July 16, 2012 |

It’s common for people with sleep apnea to go many years before ever getting a diagnosis of the disorder from their doctor.  It generally goes undiagnosed because people learn to live with their tiredness.  But if they get a proper diagnosis – typically after a sleep study – the physician can prescribe a CPAP machine. []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

How Sleep Deprivation Can Ruin Your Marriage, Your Job, and Your Body

July 11, 2012 |

While speaking to a person suffering from sleep apnea on the phone, I listened as he described why he needed his new CPAP mask overnighted to him. “I get really stressed. I am tired all day. My wife yells at me for keeping her up all night. My life is just plain miserable without my []

CPAP Benefits

CPAP And Depression – How Sleep Apnea Affects Mental Health

June 14, 2012 |

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 []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Two Studies Could Link Sleep Apnea to Cancer

June 13, 2012 |

Recent research has uncovered a possible link between sleep apnea and cancer.  Two studies in an article posted May 20, 2012 on The New York Times website indicate that sleep apnea sufferers have a greater risk of developing cancer. Approximately 28 million Americans have sleep apnea. This is a disorder that causes a person to []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Exploring the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Cancer

June 13, 2012 |

Recent studies have indicated demonstrable links between Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that inhibits proper breathing during sleep, and increased risk for various types of cancer. Nearly twenty-eight Million Americans suffer from OSA, and there is no statistic for how many cases remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is a noteworthy condition for many []

Sleep Apnea in Women

Women and Sleep Apnea

June 11, 2012 |

We typically associate snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with men, but OSA is actually more likely to go undiagnosed in women than men. And snoring is just the tip of the iceberg: women who snore are about twice as likely to have high blood pressure. They also have a higher risk of depression. Additionally, []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

A Solution to Your CPAP Machine Woes – An APAP

February 03, 2012 |

One of the primary complaints among CPAP users and a reason why compliance occasionally falters after a brief initial period of CPAP use is intolerance to constant positive air pressure supplied by a standard CPAP machine. CPAP therapy is built on the principle of supplying air flow to maintain the integrity of the air passages []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Sleep Apnea

Fisher & Paykel Humidifier – The Pioneers of Humidification Technology for CPAP Machines

January 17, 2012 |

Interestingly, neither ResMed nor Phillips Respironics was the first CPAP manufacturer to add heated humidification to their CPAP machine.  In fact, it was Fisher & Paykel Healthcare back in the early 90’s that first introduced a humidifier and warm air into the CPAP circuit.  Because of Fisher & Paykel’s in-depth knowledge of ventilation in the []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

Comparing Fisher & Paykel Full Face CPAP Masks

January 09, 2012 |

Although Fisher & Paykel is best known for household appliances, the company also has a fairly significant healthcare business.  Fisher & Paykel also has a full line of CPAP equipment. Their product line includes the Icon CPAP line and a number of nasal, nasal pillow, and full face CPAP masks. In fact, some of Fisher []

CPAP Benefits

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.

CPAP Benefits

Is A Bipap Machine Right For You?

December 01, 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 Benefits

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 []

CPAP Payment & Insurance

Does Insurance Cover CPAP Machines?

October 15, 2010 |

Health care and the way Americans approach health care decisions have changed. This article discusses some of the potential changes for the sleep therapy device market.

Sleep Apnea in Women

Sleep Apnea in Women: CPAP Equipment for Women

September 24, 2010 |

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder believed to affect approximately 22 million Americans, with the majority of cases remaining undiagnosed or untreated.1 Traditional research shows that men are 2-3 times more likely to experience sleep apnea than women. However, new research suggests that these estimates could be low, as women could present symptoms differently.2 []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

Phillips Respironics PR System One Pro vs. Devilbiss IntelliPAP BiLevel S

September 10, 2010 |

Continue reading for a comparison guide for BiPAP machines.  If you were recently diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and prescribed a BiPAP machine by your physician, the good news is that technology has advanced significantly in the past few years.  However, BiPAP machines are generally more expensive than a standard CPAP machine. A Brief Summary of []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

CPAP Masks and CPAP Mask Replacement

August 27, 2010 |

Many patients do not understand the importance of replacing CPAP masks and parts on a regular basis. It is important to clean. your CPAP mask and tubing. You should replace parts such as cushions, headgear, and tubing on a regular basis.  This article discusses how ignoring the replacement timeline can lead to sleep therapy discomfort, mask []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

Travel CPAP & Batteries – All You Need to Know

August 18, 2010 |

CPAP patients should never sleep without their machines. That is why a number of CPAP manufacturers are producing travel CPAP machines – so users can continue their therapy on the go, away from home. However, for individuals who are camping or without access to power, a travel CPAP isn’t enough. Here is everything you need []