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Relationship of Sleep Apnea and Alcohol

October 13, 2021 |

While alcohol seems like an ideal aid for falling asleep, it actually inhibits healthy sleep and may induce sleep disorders like sleep apnea. The different stages of sleep are important for getting the rest you need to recharge your mind and body. These phases of sleep can be disrupted by alcohol use. Alcohol can also []

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Sleep Positions, Sleep Apnea and CPAP Masks

October 05, 2021 |

While we all have our favorite sleep position, the different positions can impact sleep apnea therapy. Fortunately, a proper-fitting CPAP mask can help maintain consistent CPAP compliance while letting you sleep your way. What Do Your Sleep Positions Mean? In addition to using a CPAP machine for sleep apnea therapy, there are also other ways []

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Best Standard CPAP Machines of 2021

September 21, 2021 |

When it comes to treating obstructive sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are the gold standard of treatment. These machines are quiet, compact, and deliver only the desired level of pressure to help you sleep through the night uninterrupted. Considering you use your CPAP machines every night, it is important to find one []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews

Best ResMed CPAP Mask of 2021

August 18, 2021 |

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 2021. Side by Side Comparison of Top-Rated ResMed CPAP Masks of 2021 Features Best Full Face CPAP Mask: ResMed Airfit F20 []

Sleep Apnea

Best CPAP Cleaning Machines of 2021

August 11, 2021 |

Cleaning your CPAP machine and accessories is essential to therapy success. CPAP cleaning machines and sanitizers help prevent the buildup of germs, bacteria and viruses on your equipment. Here is a list of some of the best CPAP cleaning machines of 2021, according to our customers.  SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaner Editor Review The SoClean 2 []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings

Best Nasal CPAP Mask of 2021

August 04, 2021 |

Nasal masks are some of the most common options when it comes to CPAP therapy. From traditional nasal masks to the newer, under-the-nose designs, there are many different options to choose from. Here is a list of some of the best nasal CPAP masks of 2021, according to our customers. Side-by-Side Comparison of the Best []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

Best Full-Face CPAP Masks of 2021

July 28, 2021 |

Choosing a CPAP mask is difficult, especially for new patients. From sleeping position to type of CPAP mask, there are a lot of things to consider. This list breaks down the best full-face CPAP masks of 2021, according to our customers. Full Face Masks for Side Sleepers The common complaint among side sleepers is that []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, Sleep Apnea

What is the Best Travel CPAP Machine of 2021?

July 07, 2021 |

Looking to take your CPAP machine on the road? Here are some of the best travel CPAP machines for 2021. Side-by-Side Comparison of the Top-rated Travel CPAP Machine of 2021 Features ResMed AirMini Travel CPAP Machine HDM Z2 Auto Travel CPAP Machine Somnetics Transcend 3 Auto Mini CPAP Machine The Somnera System Philips Respironics DreamStation []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

Truckers & Ease of CPAP Use

June 09, 2021 |

Truckers with sleep apnea face a unique problem when it comes to PAP therapy. Spending many hours on the road puts special demands on their CPAP equipment. This makes it more difficult to stay CPAP compliant and perform their truck driving responsibilities. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Trucking Associations found that 28% of []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings

Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced Machine Review

May 10, 2021 |

Introducing the new & improved Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto Advanced CPAP Machine. This device is perfect for both home and travel CPAP therapy and includes a number of new features and functions to take patients further with their treatment. Benefits of Using the Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced Machine The DreamStation 2 []

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Philips Launches New DreamStation 2 CPAP

April 13, 2021 |

Philips Respironics has launched a new and improved auto CPAP machine. The development of the Advanced DreamStation 2 has refined the overall auto CPAP machine into a lighter, more compact unit. New features have been added, in addition to a complete redesign – all focused on enhancing CPAP therapy for patients.  A Smaller, Lighter Auto []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

CPAP Therapy Increases Adult Physical Activity

March 31, 2021 |

CPAP therapy does more than help patients manage sleep disorders, it can impact personal health overall. Research reveals that sleep apnea patients using CPAP therapy experienced boosts in physical activity. 1 As more research is conducted, the benefits of CPAP therapy are showing more value to health than just improving sleep.  How CPAP Benefits Go Beyond Better []

CPAP Payment & Insurance

How to Use HSA Or FSA Account to Buy CPAP Products

March 02, 2021 |

Medical coverage with your employer may include a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA). People and families who have these plans often get a good tax savings across a number of areas including durable medical equipment such as CPAP masks and machines. What is the Difference Between an HSA and FSA []

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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 []

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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 []

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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 []

CPAP for COPD & COVID-19

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 []