Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment and tips can help you get a better night of sleep. By understanding your condition, you take the first step toward treating OSA.

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How to Sleep Better While on CPAP Therapy

November 30, 2022 |

What Is CPAP Therapy? Even if you are on CPAP therapy, there are other things you can do to help make your evening conducive to a better night’s sleep and your sleep more comfortable. The study of sleep has been expanding rapidly, leading to much new research and innovative products that are available to help []

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What is Mediterranean Diet and Can it Help with CPAP Therapy?

September 28, 2022 |

This post was originally published on March 18, 2013, and updated on September 28, 2022.  What Is the Mediterranean Diet?  The Mediterranean diet is a constant topic in the press as everyone including health professionals touts its health benefits. The diet has been effective at reducing many illnesses. This includes risks of heart disease and []

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Can I Use Acetazolamide As CPAP Therapy Medicine?

August 29, 2022 |

This post was originally published on February 13, 2013, but updated on August 29, 2022. While CPAP therapy is the go-to approach for managing obstructive sleep apnea, other types of sleep apnea may require alternate treatment. Medications including Acetazolamide have shown to help patients with central sleep apnea and possibly in some instances obstructive sleep []

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Pros and Cons of Using Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

June 21, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on December 10, 2021, and updated on June 21, 2022. Sleep apnea continues to be one of the most prevalent sleep disorders, affecting over 22 million Americans. Because symptoms of sleep apnea like loud snoring are often overlooked, the sleep disorder is a condition that typically goes undiagnosed. The good []

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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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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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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 []

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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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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 []

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Can You Go Camping With CPAP Therapy?

February 28, 2022 |

As the weather warms, it’s time to start spending more time outdoors. Spring is a great time for camping. Our extensive line of Travel CPAP equipment makes it easy to enjoy a night under the stars. Here are some tips to make camping with CPAP hassle-free. What CPAP Machine Should I Pick When Camping with []

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Resvent iBreeze™ APAP Machine Review

November 01, 2021 |

Continuing improvements in APAP machine design have led to the innovative and feature-rich, Resvent iBreeze™. The iBreeze makes it easier than ever for new CPAP patients to adjust to therapy. The smart technology of the iBreeze also helps make humidification more dynamic, helps prevent leaks, and also captures critical sleep data for you and your []

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How is Parkinson’s Disease Related to Sleep Apnea?

October 28, 2021 |

There may be a link between sleep apnea and Parkinson’s disease. The impact of poor sleep on brain tissue over time may contribute to the early stages of the degenerative condition. Getting a good night’s rest is essential for brain well-being. That means sleep disorders need to be taken seriously to ensure future brain health. []

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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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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 []

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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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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 []

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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 []

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CTE vs Sleep Apnea

June 19, 2020 |

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a neurodegenerative brain disease attributed to repeated blows to the head. Initially referred to as “punch-drunk syndrome,” CTE commonly affects impact sports athletes, such as boxers, hockey players, and football players. CTE diagnoses have also been confirmed in combat veterans and victims of domestic abuse that have experienced repeated []

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Truckers and Sleep Apnea

February 28, 2020 |

Sleep apnea negatively impacts the well-being and health of nearly 20 million undiagnosed Americans.1 Left untreated, this sleep disorder is tied to both short- and long-term health complications. For people who make their living driving, untreated sleep apnea impacts the ability to focus and slows reaction times. It may also contribute to daily headaches. A []

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Memory Loss?

January 22, 2020 |

The long-term health impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be more damaging than once thought. We already know that untreated sleep apnea is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression, to name a few. However, new research suggests that untreated sleep apnea may cause significant deficits in the cerebral cortex, or gray matter, []

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Alternatives To CPAP Therapy for Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea

September 26, 2019 |

Philips Respironics announces the launch of a new prescription sleep position therapy unit, the NightBalance Lunoa, for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA). As a premier Philips partner, The CPAP Shop is one of the first places to buy this innovative device. What is Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea?  POSA is a specific condition where []

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Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Apnea, and Your Health

September 16, 2019 |

Sleep deprivation is officially a national health crisis according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 In 2016, it was reported that one-third of adults fail to get the recommended seven hours of sleep.2 Yet, most Americans view their lack of sleep as a harmless result of stress or their busy lifestyle. In []

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How Important is Your Sleep Health?

March 13, 2019 |

A good night’s sleep is important for so many reasons. Your ability to function and feel well depends on whether you are getting enough quality sleep each night. Sleep helps protect your mental and physical health and improves your quality of life. It leaves you refreshed and energized and helps you learn, react, and focus []

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Sleep Apnea: Shorter Sleep, Higher Risk of Death

October 23, 2018 |

A new study finds that patients with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing are at a significantly higher risk for death than those with longer interruptions.1 “This result seems counter-intuitive because you might expect longer periods of not breathing to be more severe,” said Matthew P. Butler, PhD, assistant professor in the Oregon []

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Poor Quality, Quantity of Sleep Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

September 13, 2018 |

Sleeping less than 6 hours or a night of fragmented sleep is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.