Sleep Health

5 Amazing CPAP Hacks You Need For Better Treatment

We hope you’re enjoying your new year after getting off to a great start with your sleep apnea therapy. However, it’s extremely common to have a few questions when it comes to using a new medical device such as a CPAP machine. That’s why we're here to assist by answering a few frequently asked questions so you can have great sleep night after night. Check out some of the most popular CPAP topics that we’re tackled in 2018.

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CPAP Tricks, Tips, and Hacks

CPAP therapy has helped millions who have sleep apnea to get a better night’s sleep. Studies estimate that there are 22 million Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, and many of them are undiagnosed. Once you start your CPAP therapy, your overall state of health improves. It can, however, be difficult at first to get used to sleeping with your new mask or machine. How will it affect your regular sleep schedule? How hard is it to manage travelling with a CPAP machine? How difficult is it to keep up with cleaning supplies?

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How To Prevent CPAP Mask Skin Irritation

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.

CPAP therapy can certainly take a little getting used to. From the whirrs of your new CPAP machine to the tubing becoming your new bedtime partner and more, it takes a few days to adjust. But soon you’ll learn how to sleep peacefully, putting an end to sleep apnea, unless one of the CPAP side effects is skin irritation! Acne, pressure marks, sores, rashes, and more may make you want to quit therapy, but don’t give up. There are plenty of ways to prevent CPAP skin irritation.

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Can You Use A CPAP Machine With A Cold?

As summer fades into the fall we get to enjoy cooler temperatures, football, and pumpkin spice everything. However, that can distract us from the fact that cold and flu season is lurking right around the corner! On top of that, fall allergy season hits at full force with pollen, mold, and ragweed. You might be left congested, coughing, and wondering if you should be using CPAP with a cold. The answer is yes.

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How To Tell If You Need BiPAP or ASV

If you have sleep apnea then it’s time to master a CPAP. While CPAP machines may be the most effective sleep apnea treatment, they can take some getting used to. If you’ve followed all of the tips for added comfort such as wearing your mask a few hours before bed, wearing it during naps, trying different mask types, and even using a humidifier, you aren’t out of luck. You simply may need a BiPAP or ASV.

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Are CPAP Benefits Real? Redditors Share The Truth

Do you really need a CPAP? As the prevalence of sleep apnea in patients rise, many are wondering if they really need a CPAP machine to make a difference or not. As the most effective sleep apnea treatment method, they do make an incredible difference for your overall health and quality and life. However, one patient turned to Reddit to discover CPAP benefits for themselves by asking, “Has sleeping with a CPAP improved your quality of life?”.

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Untreated Sleep Apnea Is A Life Insurance Nightmare

With an estimated 54 million Americans (according to new research ResMed presented in May 2018 at the ATS International Conference) affected by sleep apnea, it’s not uncommon for patients to become intimately familiar with the ins and outs of their medical insurance plans.  Most sleep apnea sufferers don’t purchase their first CPAP machines and supplies without knowing exactly what their DME provider is going to bill the insurance carrier and how much they will end up paying out of their own pockets for their new equipment.

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