There are many rumors circulating about CPAP for COPD and COVID-19. In this section, we interview sleep experts, CPAP users, and physicians to get to the truth. Remember that CPAP therapy is best administered under the supervision of a physician. 

CPAP for COPD & COVID-19, CPAP Shop News

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 []


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 []


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 []


Lumin Sanitizer Kills Coronavirus, Study Finds

May 29, 2020 |

3B Medical, manufacturer of the Lumin CPAP Mask & Accessories Sanitizer, reports positive results in an independent study on its efficacy killing the human coronavirus.1 In the recently completed lab tests, the Lumin was used to decontaminate an infected N95 respirator. The study reported a greater than 99.9% kill of the human coronavirus. This lab test was []

CPAP for COPD & COVID-19, Sleep Apnea

Am I at Higher Risk for Coronavirus if I Have Sleep Apnea?

April 09, 2020 |

While there is no evidence that individuals with sleep apnea are at an increased risk of getting Coronavirus, all CPAP/BiPAP users should take extra precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. It is also important to note that using a CPAP or BiPAP machine does not help prevent Coronavirus. The CDC currently lists certain []


Can I Continue to Use a CPAP Machine if I Have the Coronavirus?

April 08, 2020 |

If you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus and are currently managing sleep apnea, speak to your doctor about continuing your CPAP therapy. However, being diagnosed with Coronavirus does not change your sleep apnea diagnosis or your need to treat the condition. And having a good night’s sleep contributes to your overall health and helps boost []


CPAP Tips for Coronavirus

April 03, 2020 |

Staying compliant with your sleep apnea treatment is more important than ever before in this era of Coronavirus. Your best defense against Coronavirus is a healthy, well-rested body. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while continuing your CPAP therapy. Keep Your CPAP Equipment Clean The CDC recommends that you clean and disinfect your []


Can CPAP Machines Be Used as Ventilators to Treat COVID-19?

March 30, 2020 |

The novel Coronavirus crisis has placed unexpected stresses on the health care supply system. A shortage of ventilators, one of the leading treatments for COVID-19, has compelled health professionals to seek out new, alternative ways to deliver respiratory support to patients affected with the Coronavirus. Repurposing other respiratory equipment is one such measure. On March []


Bleep Developing N95 Conversion Kit for Use With COVID-19

March 27, 2020 |

Our friends at Bleep, LLC are developing a possible solution to use CPAP or BiPAP therapy for COVID-19. Use of a protective mask with the Bleep interface for CPAP could reduce the amount of aerosol released into the environment. The video below shows how the DreamPort interface could be used with an N95 mask. Note: []


What is a Nebulizer Machine & What Does It Do?

March 14, 2014 |

Nebulizers are often prescribed by doctors to treat chronic respiratory conditions, such as asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). There are primarily two types of nebulizers: home machines and portable nebulizers. Both work in similar ways and require proper maintenance. Consult your physician if you feel that you require a nebulizer and continue reading []