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 Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks of 2022

May 18, 2022 |

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a nasal pillow CPAP mask for your therapy needs. Nasal pillows are a type of mask that is directly inserted in the nostrils to deliver airflow. Our experts have reviewed some of the top-rated nasal pillow CPAP masks and their features and benefits to help []

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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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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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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 []

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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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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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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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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 []

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What is the Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP Therapy?

March 01, 2022 |

CPAP therapy and BiPAP therapy both apply to sleep apnea patients. Here are the similarities and differences between both types of therapy and the machines you may have to use. What is CPAP? CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. Sleep apnea patients have a tendency for their airways to close, leading to disruptive and []

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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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ResMed Mirage Liberty Full Face CPAP Mask Review

February 22, 2022 |

The ResMed Mirage Liberty Full Face CPAP Mask is a full face mask that seals individually at the mouth and nose. It has a fit range of over 90% of users. The easy adjustability and one-time fit take the frustration out of mask use for CPAP therapy. Fewer adjustments mean users are more likely to []

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Best Philips CPAP Masks of 2021

February 18, 2022 |

Philips Respironics creates innovative CPAP masks to make PAP therapy more effective and more comfortable. Every year Philips introduces new technology and design features that improve the experience for CPAP users. Review some of the best Philips CPAP masks of 2021. Side by Side Comparison of Top-rated Philips CPAP Masks of 2021 Features Best Philips []

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ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto Review

February 14, 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 offers a new opportunity to achieve CPAP compliance with comfort. Features and Benefits of ResMed []

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ResMed AirFit P30i Vs AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks

February 10, 2022 |

When shopping for a nasal pillow CPAP mask, there are two ResMed masks that stand out. Both the new ResMed AirFit P30i and the ResMed AirFit P10 have innovative designs and features to effectively treat sleep apnea while giving you a good night’s sleep. Here’s a breakdown of what makes each of these masks unique. []

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TAP PAP Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask Review

February 07, 2022 |

There are many innovative and useful features in the TAP PAP Nasal Pillow that users love. The innovation of the TAP PAP Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask is the ThermAcryl™ mouthpiece. This supportive piece eliminates air leaks, provides easier breathing, and avoids the need for headgear, straps, or other support apparatus on the face and head. []

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The Best CPAP Masks Under $100 in 2021

January 28, 2022 |

Here’s our list of the best CPAP masks under $100 in 2021. When it comes to affordable, quality masks, The CPAP Shop has you covered. Generally, our customers are looking for comfortable masks that are minimally intrusive and effective. This list features masks that are easy to assemble clean, quiet, and compatible with most CPAP []

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Could OSA Lead to Early Alzheimer’s?

January 19, 2022 |

Sleep plays a vital role not only in our physical health, but our mental health as well. Specifically, quality sleep is important for cognitive function and long-term memory. Perhaps that is why it comes as no surprise that some research suggests a link between sleep orders such as obstructive sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s. What is []

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Pros and Cons of Using Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

December 10, 2021 |

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 news is that with a diagnosis, effective treatment is available. The most common treatment for []

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Everything to Know About BiPAP Therapy

November 23, 2021 |

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 extra air they need. That’s where a BiPAP machine becomes an alternative treatment. BiPAP therapy []

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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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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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