CPAP and Sleep Apnea Education Center

Transcend 3 vs Transcend 365: Which Is the Better MiniCPAP?

If you’re shopping for a travel-friendly CPAP, you might think your only options are to cram your daily workhorse CPAP into your carry-on or pony up for a travel CPAP machine. But what if you could have both in one? Enter the Transcend miniCPAP!

Somnetics’ newest machines– the Transcend 3 and Transcend 365– are two of the most popular CPAPs on the market. But what’s the difference between them, and which is right for you?

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The Best CPAP Masks For Mouth Breathers (Plus, How to Stop Mouth Breathing)

Mouth breather; a condition so bad it’s become an insult. Maybe that’s because mouth breathing can cause bad breath, brain fog, and chronic fatigue? Yet if you also suffer from sleep apnea, mouth breathing can be dangerous, leading to a loss of air pressure and reducing the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy. 

Luckily, for CPAP users the solution can be as simple as finding the right CPAP mask!

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Does Medicare Cover CPAP Machines? Medicare CPAP Guidelines and How to Qualify

Medicare coverage can be confusing, even when you’re not fighting excessive daytime sleepiness. Will it cover CPAP equipment? Will my deductible apply? Do I need another sleep test? 

That’s why we’ve made this simple guide to Medicare coverage for CPAP therapy. Below we’ll explore how to get Medicare to cover your CPAP machine (as well as a regular schedule of replacement CPAP supplies) and what you’ll need to do to qualify!

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7 Most Common CPAP Machine Side Effects (and Ways to Avoid Them)

CPAP therapy is considered the gold-standard in treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), because it’s safe, non-invasive, and– most importantly– effective. But as with any treatment options, it does come with the risks of side effects.

The side effects of CPAP use are generally mild, but they can be annoying enough to make some people give up on their sleep apnea treatment. Thankfully, these symptoms are also easy to treat, so before you give up on CPAP try out the solutions below.

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CPAP Dry Mouth: What Causes It and 5 Ways to Stop It Tonight

Do you ever wake up after sleeping with your CPAP machine to discover that your mouth is dry and your throat is so raw that you’re having trouble even swallowing? You know CPAP therapy is an important part of treating your sleep apnea, but your dry mouth has become so annoying you’re not sure whether you’re going to continue or not. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone, and you’re not out of luck!

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What is AHI? CPAP Terms Explained (Plus 6 Tips to Improve Your AHI)

Apnea hypopnea index or AHI rates the combination of apneas and hyponeas.  Apnea relates to the airway being completely cut off for a  Hyponea is a shallow breath instance where air is still being passed through partially, but is not fully obstructed.

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