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6 Common CPAP Problems & Solutions

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 25, 2021 11:52:00 AM

 

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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Should I Buy a CPAP Sanitizer?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 24, 2021 11:52:00 AM

For those of you who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea who use a CPAP machine on a nightly basis, you may be considering whether or not it's worth it to purchase a CPAP cleaner. CPAP, short for continuous positive airway pressure, is a type of therapy used to treat breathing problems that occur as a result of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Because those diagnosed with the disorder experience segments of breathing cessations during sleep, CPAP machines have been known to successfully keep the airway open by gently blowing pressurized air through the airway. This constant pressure keeps the throat from collapsing.

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Pregnancy and Sleep Apnea

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 23, 2021 11:51:00 AM

It is estimated that approximately 10% of pregnant women experience disrupted sleep due to sleep apnea. Women who suspect that they may suffer from sleep apnea while pregnant are at risk for a number of dangerous side effects that may be harmful to both the mother and the fetus. However, there are significant symptoms that are easy to identify as well as treatment options that can effectively eliminate the hazardous impacts of sleep apnea in pregnancy.

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Commonly Asked CPAP Therapy Questions

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 22, 2021 11:50:00 AM

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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Common Sleep Disorders in Alaska

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 21, 2021 11:50:00 AM

Unique Challenges of Alaska

Living in Alaska poses unique sleeping challenges most months out of the year. Other than a few months out of the year between “spring” and “fall” in Alaska, we are dealing with darkness that lasts most (or all) of the day, or light that lasts most (or all) of the night.

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Effects of Alcohol on Sleep - No, That Nightcap Doesn't Help You Sleep Better

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 20, 2021 11:49:00 AM

Sleep Trouble – Could it Be Your Nightcap?

Do you frequently wake up feeling particularly tired? Does it take your brain quite a while to dispel the fogginess of sleep? Feel like you are easily forgetting things? It might be that nightcap before bed.

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CPAP Cleaning Tips

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 19, 2021 11:49:00 AM

If you are one of the 22 million Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, it is likely that you own a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine. CPAP therapy has positively impacted hundreds of thousands of patients who have experienced life-changing results as result of a better night's sleep.

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Topics: CPAP cleaning

Top 10: Things That Sabotage Sleep

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 18, 2021 11:48:00 AM

Are You of the One in Three Who Don’t Sleep Enough

More than a third of adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis [Centers for Disease Control]. Are you in the 33%?

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Sleep Apnea and Eyesight

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 17, 2021 11:47:00 AM

 

Many individuals diagnosed with sleep apnea are unaware of the fact that their sleep disorder may be impacting their sight. Sleep apnea is clinically defined as a disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. The condition is commonly linked to symptoms such as snoring, sleepiness during the day, morning headaches, waking with a sore throat, waking with choking sensations, and insomnia. However, sleep apnea has also been linked to the development of visual conditions that can impair eyesight.

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Travel CPAP Device Right for You?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 16, 2021 11:46:00 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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