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.
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How long does a CPAP machine last, you ask? We’re here to determine when it’s time to make the investment in a new CPAP machine. We understand that patients with sleep disorders like sleep apnea want to stay healthy, but they also don’t want to overspend on CPAP supplies. We are here to help you get what you need when you need it!
Many people see vaping as a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes, but as the popularity of vaping grows, it’s becoming clear this isn’t the case. The full health risks of vaping aren’t completely understood, but doctors are starting to see the effect of vaping on lung health, heart health, and sleep. As data about vaping continues to accumulate, we may learn it has even greater health risks.
Increasingly, there is more public awareness of how engaging in lifestyle changes can prevent or reverse health conditions across the medical spectrum, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These same lifestyle changes can have a nice economic benefit as well - lowered healthcare costs! So let’s dive in discuss the role of lifestyle changes in treating sleep apnea.
We've noticed a lot of interest in the Luna II APAP machine by 3B Medical, especially since the Philips Respironics recall of the popular Dreamstation series. In response (and with the consent of their healthcare providers), many of our CPAP users have turned to alternatives to treat their obstructive sleep apnea. Chief among these are machines like the Luna 2 or the iBreeze APAP, both with an integrated heated humidifier. But do these machines deliver in terms of features and ease of use? Let’s take a deeper look at the Luna 2.
Looking for the best CPAP Mask? Everyone's CPAP needs are different. So we've compiled our top picks for the best CPAP Mask in each category right here.
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.
Deviated septum self-tests can help you decide whether to see a doctor about noisy breathing and snoring. Up to 80% of people have a deviated septum (DS), but for most, it's barely noticeable and not worth fixing. For some though, a deviated septum can be associated with sleep apnea if it’s severe enough. But how do you know if you have a deviated septum, and what exactly is it?
Home remedies sleep apnea patients can benefit from are valuable treatment tools! These lifestyle changes can make you more comfortable and help you feel better while medically treating your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Stick with us to learn 5 lifestyle remedies for sleep apnea you can use right now!
To be clear and upfront, OSA cannot be cured with home remedies. However, those suffering from sleep apnea symptoms potentially have a lot to gain from supportive, natural therapies. They are easy to try out right away, and it feels empowering to take matters into your own hands as you combat your symptoms.
You may have noticed a shortage of AirSense 10 machines on the market in recent months. That’s due not only to the Philips Recall that is driving up demand for other machines, but also to a shortage of computer chips. These chips allow for CPAP and APAP machines to have cellular connectivity.
To get around this issue, ResMed developed the Card-to-Cloud (C2C) model, which doesn’t offer a cellular connectivity option, meaning no myAir app compatibility. It does however, include SD card support so you can still record and send your sleep therapy data to your doctor. AND it has all the other features you know, at a lower price point.