ANCSLEEP BLOG

New Year, New CPAP?

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Dec 30, 2016 3:15:00 PM

Is it time to upgrade your CPAP?

 

Is your CPAP machine noisy?  Is it keeping you and/or your partner awake at night?  If your CPAP is three years old or older, there’s a good chance that it is. There are new CPAP machines that are quieter, lighter and auto-titrating. Meaning they automatically adjust to the optimal pressure settings. 

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Traveling with CPAP

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Dec 16, 2016 1:02:25 PM

 

The holiday season has arrived! Not only should you be excited, but there is so much to look forward to. Time with family and friends, shopping and traveling are all many things that we take part in during the holiday season. However, for patients with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), going untreated while traveling can put them in line for serious health consequences, not to mention limiting the enjoyment of their trip. And, let’s face it, sleep apnea doesn’t take a holiday but here are a few quick tips to make traveling with sleep apnea a little less cumbersome.

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CPAP Equipment Cleaning Tips

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Dec 9, 2016 4:01:03 PM
 

Are you or a loved one a CPAP user? They can change your life, but up to 50% of people stop using them within one year. Why? Because most find the maintenance of their equipment daunting. At first it might seem overwhelming but understand with time it will become as routine as brushing your teeth. 

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Topics: Sleep, Health, Tips, CPAP, OSA, Cleaning

The Connection: COPD & OSA

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Nov 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM

 

Have you ever heard of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)? What about participation in the Ice Bucket Challenge or No-Shave November?

Chances are you’re familiar with at least one of these well-known health awareness observances. But did you know the calendar is full of special months, weeks, and days that raise awareness for a variety of important health issues and conditions? They’re dates where people with certain health conditions, their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups rally around a common cause: health.

November is full of awareness for many serious medical condtions.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is among one of them.

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