In September of 2022, Philips Respironics announced a product recall related to a safety issue that affects some of their CPAP masks. Find out more details below, including information on potential health risks, which masks are being recalled, and who who to contact with questions.
Sleep apnea patients often wonder if they really need a CPAP humidifier or if it’s just an extra feature they’ll never use. Some people are perfectly fine without one and find CPAP therapy comfortable and effective as is. But a humidifier can provide a lot of relief for those with congestion or who experience some of the most common discomforts associated with CPAP use.
If you’re having a little trouble getting used to your CPAP, don’t give up! CPAP therapy is effective only when it’s consistent, and the more comfortable you can make the experience, the more likely you are to stick with it. Your sleep health is well worth a little dedication. There are easy ways to hack your CPAP comfort with the help of some handy accessories.
The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.
Some patients with high-pressure settings will quit CPAP therapy due to discomfort or the belief that their device isn’t working properly. The air might leak from their CPAP mask or irritate their skin with hurricane-like force. But quitting therapy isn’t the answer to protect your health. Instead, there are a few ways to reduce high CPAP pressure side effects.
You may be wondering what kind of CPAP set up you’ll need, as well as the estimated costs, not to mention all the equipment and supplies. That’s where we come in! We’ll break it all down for you; the types of machines available, price ranges, and all the parts and accessories you’ll need to get started.
If you’re checking out travel CPAP machines, you’ll find that you’ve got more options than ever before. And thanks to advances in technology, those options are packed with more features than ever before!
But that can be a blessing and a curse– how do you compare them evenly, so that you get the best mini CPAP machine for your money? That’s why we’ve written these guides, to explore the pros and cons of some of the most popular CPAPs available, and answer some of the most common questions. Today, we’ll be looking at the world’s smallest CPAP: the ResMed AirMini.
When you give a loved one a gift to stop snoring, you’re also giving yourself the gift of a good night’s sleep. So by our math, that’s two gifts for the price of one!
But you also want to make sure your anti-snoring device doesn’t put them in danger, and that’s a real possibility if the underlying cause of their snoozing symphony is sleep apnea. That’s why we’ve split this gift guide in two: Up first are snore stoppers your sweetheart will swoon for. In part two, we’ll cover gifts that CPAP users will actually use!
With sleep being one of the most important elements of our lives, it's vital to get as much of it as we can! It affects our daily cognitive functions, our mood, and overall well-being. Sleep apnea, however, presents its own set of challenges for getting this effective sleep and sometimes the concept of getting a good night's sleep can seem daunting or even impossible.
Read further for a breakdown of one of our favorite personal assistants for sleep apnea patients: the ResMed myAir. Learn what it is, how to get it, and answers to the top FAQs regarding it.