Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when breathing is interrupted frequently during sleep because the airway is blocked (Obstructive or OSA) or the brain fails to send a signal to the muscles to breath (Central Sleep Apnea). In both cases, people with sleep apnea can stop breathing hundreds of times a night and they do not get the oxygen and rest that their bodies and brains need. Anyone can have sleep apnea although the risk higher with age and weight gain for OSA. Articles in this section outline causes of sleep apnea, risks, therapy options, and the latest news on the subject of sleep apnea.

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Best CPAP Mask of 2022

September 14, 2022 |

CPAP masks are always a personal choice with CPAP users. Finding the perfect fit and type can be a trial and error process. We have tried to streamline selecting a CPAP Mask in 2022 by compiling some of the best masks available based on our experts, reviewers, and ratings, so finding your ideal CPAP mask []

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ResMed Airsense 11 Troubleshooting Guide

September 07, 2022 |

The ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet CPAP Machine with Heated Humidifier offers all the benefits of an auto-adjusting pressure device with an integrated heated humidifier that provides soothing warm moist air to prevent CPAP side effects, wireless connectivity for ease of use, and patient support that helps you receive the best CPAP therapy possible. If you []

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ResMed AirSense 11 vs AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud CPAP Machines – Comparison

August 31, 2022 |

As a leading manufacturer of CPAP machines, ResMed offers a variety of CPAP machine options for CPAP users. The ResMed AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud (CTC) and the ResMed AirSense 11 are two machines commonly selected by CPAP patients. That’s because they both provide excellent performance and comfort. So, which one is best for you? Explore this []

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Best CPAP Machines of 2022: Comparing Our Best-Selling CPAP Machines

August 25, 2022 |

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a CPAP machine for your therapy needs. Our experts have reviewed some of the top-rated CPAP machines and their features and benefits to help make it easier to choose a CPAP machine that’s right for you. Best New CPAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet Card-to-Cloud []

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ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Troubleshooting Guide

August 18, 2022 |

The ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP provides essential therapy for patients with sleep apnea on the go. The ResMed AirMini is a user-friendly travel CPAP machine with features for enhancing sleep comfort while away from home. This device offers the benefit of auto-adjusting pressure settings to help some patients adjust more easily to CPAP therapy []

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What is an APAP Machine?

August 11, 2022 |

Automatic positive airway pressure, APAP, is one of the three main forms of positive airway pressure or PAP therapy. APAP automatically adjusts to meet each specific person’s breathing needs, which often change throughout the night as we move in and out of different stages of sleep. By constantly measuring how much resistance is present in []

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Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine Review

August 04, 2022 |

Taking CPAP therapy on the road is easier than ever with the Transcend Micro Auto Travel CPAP Machine. It is the smallest and lightest CPAP devices available on the market – weighing under 0.5 lbs. and measuring less than 4 inches. This micro CPAP machine is easy to pack or even drop  in your pocket. []

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3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP Troubleshooting Guide

August 02, 2022 |

The 3B Medical Luna G3 CPAP & APAP provide essential therapy for patients with sleep apnea. The G3 CPAP is a user-friendly CPAP machine with features for enhancing sleep comfort and managing sleep data. The G3 APAP offers the benefit of automatic pressure settings to help some patients adjust more easily to CPAP therapy and []

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Everything to Know About BiPAP Therapy

July 25, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on November 23, 2021, and updated on July 25, 2022. What is BiPAP Therapy? BiPAP (aka BPAP) therapy is the preferred choice for treating central sleep apnea, cases of severe obstructive sleep apnea, or mixed sleep apnea. In these instances, CPAP therapy may not be enough to get users the []

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Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks of 2022

July 25, 2022 |

Nasal pillow CPAP masks are popular among CPAP patients as a preferred option over full face masks. That’s because of their lightweight design, unobtrusive view, and quiet performance. Here are some of the best nasal pillow CPAP masks of 2022 based on reviews from both users and experts. The Best CPAP Nasal Pillow Mask Overall: []

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UARS vs. OSA

July 18, 2022 |

Breathing and healthy sleep are closely connected. Sleep disorders that interrupt normal breathing patterns while you sleep can have a dramatic impact on your personal health. Identifying the specific sleep disorder that is affecting you is important to determine the best treatment. Doctors will ask questions about symptoms and may require sleep tests to get []

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Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

July 15, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on September 10, 2013, and updated on July 15, 2022. With a significant percentage of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients suffering from some forms of glaucoma, researchers have begun to study the relationships between the two conditions over the last several years. For OSA patients that are also living with []

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What Causes Dry Mouth And Sore Throat?

July 15, 2022 |

This post was originally posted on May 5, 2020, and updated on July 15, 2022. While are there many health benefits to staying CPAP compliant, including better sleep, there may also be some side effects with CPAP therapy. It is not uncommon for CPAP patients to experience dry mouth or a sore throat in the []

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Can Sleep Apnea Treatment Help People with Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline?

June 28, 2022 |

Recent studies have shown that treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can help improve memory in older patients experiencing cognitive decline due to dementia.1 While sleep loss is one of the symptoms of dementia in some patients, the increasing decline of brain health from sleep deprivation may worsen the symptoms of dementia, creating a viscous cycle []

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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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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 []

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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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Best Philips CPAP Masks Of 2022: Top-Rated Philips Masks Are Reviewed

June 07, 2022 |

Philips is one of the leading manufacturers of CPAP masks. Our experts have reviewed some of their top-rated CPAP masks and their features and benefits to help make it easier to choose a mask that’s right for you. Best Philips CPAP Mask – Respironics DreamWear Silicone Pillow CPAP Mask Most Comfortable Philips CPAP Mask – []

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ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet Card-to-Cloud CPAP Machine Review

May 31, 2022 |

Collecting and sharing your sleep data is one of the most important technological features driving the CPAP machine industry. The leading brand ResMed is bringing this data service to CPAP patients with a card-to-cloud feature in their AirSense 10 AutoSet. Now, an SD card is included in this device that can be downloaded for review []

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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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Things to Know About Sleep Apnea and CPAP

May 09, 2022 |

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders affecting nearly 100 million people worldwide. It is a sleep condition that disrupts breathing during the night. It can be a potentially serious condition, with some risk factors being age and obesity. Some people also may have this condition without even knowing they do. Continuous []

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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 []

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Fisher & Paykel Evora Full Face CPAP Mask Overview

May 02, 2022 |

More comfort and freedom of movement—that is the goal of the Fisher & Paykel CPAP mask designers when they developed the Evora Full Face CPAP Mask. By reducing and streamlining the design, the mask now has minimal facial contact, so it feels like wearing no mask at all. It delivers full performance without having to []

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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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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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