CPAP and Sleep Apnea Education Center

Do You Need To Replace Your CPAP Mask?

Your CPAP mask is the primary interface between you and your CPAP device, and it might just be the biggest factor in determining how well you are able to adjust to your sleep apnea treatment. It works hard night after night and over time its performance can be weakened by normal wear and tear. Learn exactly how and when to replace your CPAP mask to get the most out of your CPAP therapy.

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The Best CPAP Cleaner | CPAP Cleaning Machine Reviews

If you’ve owned a CPAP machine longer than a day, you’ve probably wished for a quicker and easier way to clean your supplies and accessories. CPAP cleaning machines promise to do that for you with the simple push of a button, but do these sanitizing machines really work? Will they replace regularly cleaning by hand? And which is better, ozone or UV light? 

Today, we’ll answer some of your biggest questions about CPAP cleaners, and who really needs one. Then if you decide a CPAP cleaner is right for you, read on to explore the best CPAP cleaners available in 2022!

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How to Overcome Your CPAP Anxiety

For most people, undergoing a sleep study and getting diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a pretty big deal. As with most chronic conditions, the treatment will involve some major lifestyle changes. Losing weight, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and other measures can certainly help reduce the severity of OSA. But if you’re doctor has recommended you get treated with CPAP therapy, the biggest change you’ll need to get used to is using the equipment consistently. But don’t worry! If you’re a little (or a lot) nervous, you’re not alone. We’ve pulled together some insights on how to cope.

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BiPAP vs CPAP: Which One is Best?

One of the most common questions our patients ask is “what is the difference between CPAP and BiPAP?” Both machines use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to keep your airways open while you sleep. Both can can be used with a full face mask, nasal mask, and nasal pillows.  Yet for some, the difference between the two is the key to better sleep. 

If CPAP therapy just isn't working for you, a BiPAP could be the solution you need. Keep reading to find out if BiPAP therapy is right for you.

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Best CPAP Masks for Side Sleepers 2023

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, you’ll find there’s a lot of mask styles to choose from. CPAP therapy is a full-time commitment, and getting a well-fitting mask will make all the difference when it comes to consistent, effective treatment. Luckily, we carry all types of cpap masks that are designed with comfort and functionality in mind. Sleeping position is one of the first things to consider. Let's take a look at how it affects the type of mask that will work best for you.

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Why Does CPAP Sometimes Make Me Gassy?

It may not be something we are all comfortable talking about, but gas happens. Most of us are used to this experience based on the foods we eat, but if you are using a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea, you may be getting a gassy belly from another source — the machine itself.

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What's the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Poor sleep quality (for you and your partner!) is the most obvious result of snoring or sleep apnea. You’ll need to know the differences, though, to get effective treatment. We’re here to break it down so you can make an informed decision about when to see your doctor.

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Buying CPAP Supplies on Amazon: What to Know

When shopping for your CPAP essentials, seeing CPAP machines, masks, and replacement parts on Amazon at prices lower than authorized sellers can be confusing. Why are they selling these supplies for less? There are a few reasons, we’ll walk you through them and also highlight the best ways to buy cpap supplies that are safe and cost effective.

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Traveling with CPAP (17 Top Tips For Taking Your Treatment on Your Trip)

Whether you’re flying, driving, or hiking, traveling with your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device takes a little extra preparation. You may even find yourself tempted to skip your CPAP therapy while on the road. But even one night without your CPAP machine can bring back exhausting sleep apnea symptoms– ruining your trip with daytime fatigue, headaches, and irritability. Luckily, we’ve put together answers to some of your most common questions and some helpful tips to turn traveling with a CPAP into smooth sailing.

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