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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How Can I Treat Sleep Apnea Without Health Insurance?

April 09, 2019 |

You have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Now what? First, it is important to begin by understanding what sleep apnea is and why it is important to treat. Pauses in breathing during sleep are called sleep apneas. These events typically last between 10 seconds and several minutes and occur when the airway collapses, restricting normal []

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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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CPAP Mask Options and Styles

July 31, 2018 |

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 CPAP mask offers different benefits for users. Many CPAP therapy patients try different masks to []

CPAP Shop News, Sleep Apnea

Introducing the Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution

May 30, 2018 |

Earlier this year, we told our customers to keep an eye out for the Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution, an ultra-minimal mask designed to allow for more comfort while you sleep. Well, we have an exciting update to share with you! The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the DreamPort Sleep Solution! With []

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation – PR for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

April 05, 2018 |

Sometimes CPAP therapy is not enough and sleep doctors prescribe a more personalized treatment. When a person cannot change their habits enough to make CPAP alone work for them every night, all night, there are still possibilities such as surgery, implants that stimulate the muscles, and oral appliances.  For patients that want to supplement their []

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Are Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) and Sleep Apnea Linked?

March 27, 2018 |

Tinnitus is the medical term for ringing in the ears. It is  the “perception of a sound in the head without an external source”. Roughly 10 percent of the adult population of the U.S. or approximately 23 million have experienced tinnitus for more than three months. This real or perceived sound typically has a major []

Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea in Veterans

Veterans and Sleep Apnea: How To File A Claim For CPAP

February 20, 2018 |

Sometimes sleep apnea is diagnosed during a soldier’s active duty. Furthermore, sometimes it is a secondary issue to other war-service-related problem. Either way, next to truckers, the veterans group is one of the highest groups of sleep apnea suffers. This post is all about veterans and sleep apnea. Veterans and Sleep Apnea – The Dept []

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Sleep Apnea Cause Bad Breath, Bad Dreams, and Bad Headaches?

October 02, 2017 |

If you consistently wake up with a headache, with the lingering memory of really bad dreams, or with a dry mouth and bad breath, it’s time to discuss the possibility of sleep apnea with your physician. Sleep Apnea Can Cause Bad Breath “Morning Breath” is a term to describe dry mouth as saliva production decreases []

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms: Top Signs of Sleep Apnea

March 09, 2017 |

Sleep apnea is a disorder where a person periodically stops breathing during sleep due to the collapse of the airways in the throat. The condition is most often treated with CPAP therapy. However, most experts believe about 80% of people with sleep apnea remain undiagnosed.  In this post we will discuss the top 10 signs []

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Sleep Apnea Prescription – Keep Rx

February 14, 2017 |

Having an account with The CPAP Shop and keeping your Rx sleep apnea prescription makes shopping for CPAP equipment simple, efficient and saves you a lot of money. Also, when you have your Sleep Apnea Prescription on file with us, you will never have to worry about locating or providing it again. Not only is []

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Can Weight Loss Alone Cure Sleep Apnea?

October 28, 2015 |

Is weight loss is the best way to lessen – or even cure – people’s sleep apnea? Patients have heard from their doctors that a relationship exists between weight and the severity of sleep apnea. It is said that being overweight or obese can cause or make sleep apnea worse. Patients also seem to think []

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What is Sleep Apnea and What Does It Look Like?

April 29, 2015 |

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Can Sleep Apnea Foretell Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s?

April 22, 2015 |

Alzheimer’s is something we all fear, and very difficult to predict – until now. There was a study published last week in the Journal of Neurology by Dr. Ricardo Osorio of the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, NY, and his colleagues. They found that the presence of sleep apnea and other sleep breathing []

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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure

September 26, 2014 |

The connection between sleep apnea and heart failure is becoming clearer as more studies come to the same conclusion. In this blog, we talk about sleep apnea and its connection to heart failure. This blog looks at it from the standpoint of the mechanics of both conditions. It also talks about how they work within []

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ResMed Introduces Air Solutions, the Most Advanced Sleep Apnea Therapy Yet

August 15, 2014 |

Continuing with its philosophy of innovation, technology, and design, ResMed launched its much anticipated next generation of CPAP machines. The ResMed AirSense 10 platform consists of five new devices; AirSense 10 standand CPAP, AirSense 10 Elite, AirSense 10 Auto, AirSense 10 Auto for Her, and AirSense 10 BiLevel. The new platform is part of a []

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Guest Blog: How Did My Doctor Miss My Sleep Apnea for So Long?

July 15, 2014 |

If you are like most people with a sleep disorder, you will see doctors for several years and run up thousands of dollars in medical bills before realizing you have a sleep problem. When you discover the truth—when you go online and read about your diagnosis, and all the pieces fit together like a jigsaw []

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Is Sleep Apnea Linked to Hearing Loss?

June 10, 2014 |

Due to its systemic and chronic nature, the potential list of possible sleep apnea side effects appears to be growing as a recent study shows evidence of a link between sleep apnea and hearing loss. The study found that sleep apnea was associated with hearing impairment at both high and low frequencies. That finding held []

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Sleep Apnea in Dogs?

April 14, 2014 |

Today is International Moment of Laughter Day, so we wanted to focus a post on a subject with a little levity. Does your dog snore? Does sleep apnea in dogs really exist? Some veterinarians think that sleep apnea can be a risk for the furrier members of our families. Many of you have questions about []

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Pilots with Sleep Apnea

December 09, 2013 |

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has a long-term impact on health as it deprives a person of healthy sleep. Chronic sleep apnea can []

CPAP Shop News, Sleep Apnea

New Sleep Apnea Law – Travel CPAP for America’s Truckers

November 22, 2013 |

This article on sleep apnea testing for truckers was updated in September 2017 with details about two excellent CPAP machines designed for travel and ideal for the needs of most truckers who want consistent therapy on the road.  We also discuss the changes to the trucking industry’s “sleep apnea law”. The recent passing of the []

CPAP Benefits, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea in Women

CPAP Masks for Women Can Aid in Compliance for Women Sleep Apnea Patients with Low Autonomic Response

November 05, 2013 |

Although men are more likely to have sleep apnea than women, the gap has closed significantly over time. What is also unfortunate is that the gap between those diagnosed and undiagnosed, as well as the gap between patients who are complying with their CPAP therapy and those who are not, are wide and closing far []

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Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

September 10, 2013 |

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 glaucoma, the questions regarding the effects of CPAP therapy via a CPAP machine are real []

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Lung Volume and OSA as Relates to Sleep Apnea Machines

August 15, 2013 |

In recent years, researchers have been studying the correlation between lung volume, OSA and CPAP therapy. While CPAP therapy seems by most accounts to play a positive role in lung volume, just how much and in what specific ways is still in question. While Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is associated with airway collapse due to []

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Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure

August 13, 2013 |

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. Unfortunately, only a fraction of these patients understand how these diseases of the heart are []

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Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

August 13, 2013 |

Getting a good night’s rest is just important as diet and exercise in maintaining health. Poor sleep can impact the health of the cardiovascular system. Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea increase the risk of heart failure by 140 percent, the risk of stroke by 60 percent, and the risk of coronary heart disease []