CPAP users, rejoice! If you are new to the CPAP pillow scene, get ready to have your world rocked.
CPAP and Sleep Apnea Education Center
Even though tap water straight from the sink is more convenient for many CPAP users to access, CPAP manufacturers and clinicians recommend that patients only use distilled water in their humidifier chambers - and for good reason!
As a new sleep apnea patient, it’s natural and sensible to research the least invasive (and least expensive!) treatment options to try first. This blog wants to close the case for you on the best sleep position for sleep apnea, best positions to keep heartburn and GERD at bay, and also teach you what positions to avoid for the sake of your overall quality of life.
During allergy season as new flowers spread pollen or dust mites or mold spores circulate, you could find yourself suffering from allergies.
It can be tricky to untangle complicated anxiety disorders, but we can help you sort out the piece concerning OSA - or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Let’s oust some unease with information!
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with it or you suspect it may be at play, sleep apnea (a temporary pause in breathing while asleep) is a well-known and deeply studied disorder with tons of information available. So let’s cozy in and get to know your diagnosis: mild sleep apnea.
Got a vacation coming up? Traveling to meet a client? You might be looking forward to a few days off, but sleep apnea doesn’t take holidays.
Being deviant isn’t always as much fun as it sounds, especially if a deviated septum is causing the chaos. If you are experiencing interrupted sleep, it would be natural to wonder if sleep apnea and nasal septum issues are related, or even causal. Most importantly, how might you get a good night’s sleep again? We’re here to help you navigate your nasal passageways - but not in a gross way!
Ask around about people’s favorite CPAP machine and you’re bound to run into folks who swear by an APAP instead. They’ll tell you it’s life-changing. They’ll tell you they couldn’t stand regular CPAP. They may even claim an APAP device means you don’t need to see a doctor for sleep apnea. (Spoiler alert: Yes, you do.)
Yet the regular old CPAP still remains the most commonly prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What gives? If APAPs are so popular, why do they still make CPAPs? Well, it turns out there are some very good reasons for both. Today, we’ll take a look at the difference between APAP vs CPAP, and which is better for you.
Let’s talk about sleep and the world’s favorite final bite of the night - dessert. The weight gain and cardiovascular effects of overindulgence in sugar and carbohydrates are well known, but could they also be disturbing your sleep? To find the answer, let’s explore the results of sleep studies that found connections between sugar intake and sleep problems - and vice versa.