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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 []

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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 []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Genetic Problems

June 08, 2022 |

Where does sleep apnea come from? Many researchers have suggested that the condition may be genetic. Yet others argue lifestyle and environmental factors play a role in the sleep disorder. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop off and on throughout the night, disrupting normal sleep patterns, []

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The Best Travel CPAP Machines of 2022

May 24, 2022 |

Taking your CPAP therapy on your travels requires a reliable travel CPAP machine. Travel CPAP machines are portable, efficient, and FAA-approved. Our experts have curated some of the top manufacturers and reviewed the most important features and benefits to help you choose a travel CPAP machine that fits your needs. Here’s our list of the best []

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The Evolution of CPAP Machines

May 05, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on October 31, 2013, and updated on May 5, 2022. CPAP machine technology helps millions of people manage their sleep apnea. But the earliest CPAP machines were actually created for dogs with respiratory issues. This successful treatment helped many breeds of dogs who naturally have difficulty breathing. The inventors then []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, Sleep Apnea

Types of CPAP Masks

May 03, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on October 2, 2020, and updated on May 3, 2022. 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 []

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Home Sleep Test – Cost-Effective and Convenient

May 02, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on May 24, 2012, and updated on May 2, 2022. One of the biggest impediments to being diagnosed with sleep apnea is the need for a sleep test. For many, going into an unfamiliar room, hooking up to a bunch of electrodes, and trying to sleep is just too much []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

How To Clean and Maintain Your CPAP Equipment

April 28, 2022 |

It’s very important to keep CPAP machines and all of their supporting parts and equipment as clean as possible for the most effective CPAP therapy every night. Cleaning and maintaining your CPAP machine helps ensure healthy CPAP therapy and the long-term performance of your machine. Most cleaning and maintenance procedures are easy to follow and []

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Can I Use a Used CPAP Machine?

April 26, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on June 5, 2022, and updated on April 26, 2022. We’re all looking for ways to save money but when it comes to your health, remember there is a price to pay if you try to cut corners. While buying a used machine may save you money upfront, there is []

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AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask Review

April 20, 2022 |

For CPAP patients who are looking for a lighter, quieter nasal pillow CPAP mask, the AirFit P10 delivers more comfort with less weight and a reduced noise functionality that offers a more peaceful sleep. It is 50% lighter and quieter than most popular nasal pillow masks, while still performing efficiently for a successful CPAP therapy night []

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ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto Review

April 15, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on February 14, 2022, and updated on April 15, 2022. Those struggling with traditional CPAP therapy due to uncomfortable air pressure may find a solution in the ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto B-Level Machine. The AirCurve manages pressure for both inhalation and exhalation to best fit the user’s breathing pattern. This []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, Sleep Apnea

CPAP Mask Options and Styles

April 13, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on July 31, 2018, and updated on April 13, 2022. What Are CPAP Masks? CPAP masks deliver pressurized air from a CPAP machine to a user by directly connecting to the face or nose. There are different types of CPAP masks available, designed for different comfort preferences. Each type of []

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3B Medical Luna II Auto CPAP Machine Review

April 07, 2022 |

A smart CPAP machine means less adjustment and more convenience for users. The 3B Medical Luna II brings automated features that help every patient of CPAP therapy manage their nightly treatment with ease. The 3B Medical combines some of the latest in Bluetooth technology with engineering innovations that make CPAP effortless and effective for a []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips, Sleep Apnea

Tongue & Throat Exercises to Help Stop Snoring & Sleep Apnea

March 28, 2022 |

One recent study found that oropharyngeal exercises significantly reduced the severity of sleep apnea, leading to improved sleep quality and reductions in snoring and daytime sleepiness. The study was conducted on subjects with moderate OSA where they undertook a consistent and regimented set of exercises in a controlled study group over three months. The result []

CPAP Tips & Tutorials

What is the CPAP Ramp Feature?

March 28, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on August 1, 2017, and updated on March 28, 2022. CPAP therapy is not easy for a lot of users, especially those new to CPAP machines. Wearing a mask during sleep with pressurized air doesn’t feel normal and can lead to users abandoning their therapy. AutoRamp and adjustable ramp time []

CPAP Reviews & Ratings, Sleep Apnea

Somnera System Nasal Mask Review

March 21, 2022 |

The Somnera Nasal Mask creates a natural, comfortable user experience. The under-the-nose nasal cushion creates a secure seal and offers minimal contact, reducing red marks and irritation. The nasal cushion attaches to the headgear with a keyed clip, simplifying the assembly process and creating a stable, secure fit. Active and side sleepers will have peace []

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Amara View Full Face CPAP Mask Review

March 21, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on June 19, 2015, and updated on March 21, 2022. The Amara View Full Face CPAP mask offers innovative features unique among CPAP masks. For users searching for all the benefits of a full face mask and a nasal pillow mask-Amara View delivers. The Amara View provides full face mask []

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ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet CPAP Machine Review

March 14, 2022 |

Advance your CPAP therapy with the high-tech, high-performance features of the ResMed AirSense 11. This auto-adjusting CPAP machine includes an integrated heated humidifier, wireless connectivity, advanced event detection, and patient support features. This innovative CPAP machine also combines enhanced digital health technology with effective therapy modes. It’s smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the AirSense []

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Comparing ResMed Nasal Pillow Mask – Swift FX, Swift LT and Swift II

March 07, 2022 |

This post was originally published on December 9, 2011, but updated on March 7, 2022. ResMed’s continues to reinvent and improve upon the Swift line of masks. Some veteran CPAP users will remember that when the original ResMed Swift hit the market, it took off like wildfire. Nasal pillow masks were relatively new and ResMed []

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Sleep Apnea and Athletic Performance

March 04, 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

Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure

March 04, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on August 13, 2013, and updated on March 4, 2022. The majority of OSA patients that have been diagnosed and actually sought out sleep therapy treatment with a CPAP machine are fully aware of the potential life-threatening conditions associated with OSA such as high blood pressure, stroke, and heart failure. []

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If Your CPAP Mask is Uncomfortable, Chances are it’s the Wrong Size

March 04, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on Augaust 15, 2012. and updated on March 4, 2022. There are many styles of CPAP masks available for sleep apnea patients. But, they are not one size fits all. These masks must fit specifically to each individual in order for them to be effective and be comfortable. A comfortable []

CPAP Comparisons & Reviews, Sleep Apnea

APAP vs CPAP – What is The Difference?

March 02, 2022 |

Most times, when patients are diagnosed with sleep apnea, the main form of treatment recommended by their doctor is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP therapy helps users breathe better by delivering constant and steady air pressure to help them breathe while they sleep. CPAP therapy is produced by attaching a CPAP mask to a []

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Philips Respironics DreamWisp Nasal CPAP Mask Review

March 02, 2022 |

The Philips Respironics DreamWisp Nasal CPAP Mask is a nasal mask that comfortably sits under the nose. It was designed with users in mind so that they can sleep comfortably with every turn. It is a great solution for users who are active sleepers. This mask combines the popular DreamWear’s top-of-the-head tube design with Wisp’s []