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Do I Need CPAP Therapy for the Rest of My Life?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition and sleeping disorder where you repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night, anywhere from 5 times per hour up to 30+ times per hour. Each time you stop breathing you rouse yourself out of sleep to begin breathing again, though in the morning you will not remember rousing.

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How to Use a CPAP Machine and Sleep Better

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 24, 2019 8:54:00 AM

What is a CPAP Machine

A CPAP device/machine stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. A CPAP machine is a small, rectangular box with a motorized fan inside and an adjacent humidifier. It is the primary tool used in CPAP therapy and is considered the gold standard for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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What You Need to Know About CPAP

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 7, 2019 8:20:06 PM

Be Comfortable With CPAP

CPAP is often scary for people who are concerned they have obstructive sleep apnea (or have already been diagnosed with it). After all, it doesn’t exactly look comfortable. People who already use it sometimes struggle with ensuring that their CPAP is effective.

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What is CPAP Therapy and How Does it Work?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 12, 2019 7:55:00 AM

What is CPAP Therapy?

CPAP therapy is a treatment path that is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition and sleeping disorder that causes your throat muscles to relax, your airway to become obstructed (by your tongue or tonsils), and you to stop breathing and subsequently rouse many throughout the night – each time this happens is sometimes referred to as an “apnea event” or apnea.

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Are CPAP Machines Effective?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 28, 2019 7:52:00 AM

What is a CPAP Machine?

A CPAP device/machine stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP is considered the gold standard of obstructive sleep apnea treatments and in ensuring you are breathing (and sleeping!) continuously throughout the night.

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6 Common CPAP Problems & Solutions

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 8, 2019 9:20:52 PM

 

For individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea who use a CPAP machine on a daily basis, common issues arise that may interfere with quality of therapy. Especially for individuals who are about to or have just started using a CPAP device, typical problems that CPAP machine users run into are important to know about.

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Commonly Asked CPAP Therapy Questions

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 31, 2018 5:11:37 PM

CPAP, standing for continuous positive airway pressure, is a commonly prescribed sleep therapy for individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. With almost 22 million Americans suffering from sleep apnea, CPAP therapy is the most widely used method to curb the negative side effects of sleep loss.

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Travel CPAP/BiPAP Device Right for You?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 8, 2018 9:41:24 AM

What is a Travel CPAP Device?

CPAP therapy is saving countless people from the negative effects of sleep apnea all over the world. A travel CPAP device is a smaller, lighter, easier-to-carry, and more discrete CPAP machine. They:

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Should I Travel With My CPAP Machine?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 18, 2018 8:38:08 PM

Should You Travel With Your CPAP Device?

Traveling is often a hassle, and your CPAP device takes up space. Additionally, people with CPAP devices may wonder if they even can travel with their CPAP device. Because of this, people with sleep apnea can be a bit...neglectful in being diligent about traveling with their CPAP device. None the less, it remains important to wear your CPAP every night.

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Introducing DreamStation Go for CPAP Travel

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Jun 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 

We are so excited to let you know about the latest technology for people with sleep apnea. Ultra-portable, compact, seamlessly integrated and superior quality are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the NEW DreamStation Go by Philips. Anchorage Sleep Center is proud to introduce you to a new portable CPAP machine which delivers on all of the features sleep apnea patients desire in a unit. The just released Philips DreamStation Go hits the sweet spot – size and portability with all the functionality necessary for uncompromised results. Here are some reasons the DreamStation Go is expected to be a big hit with individuals in therapy for sleep apnea.

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