One of the most common questions our patients ask here at CPAP Supplies is “what is the difference between CPAP and BiPAP?” Both machines are used to treat sleep apnea and can be used with a full face mask, nasal mask, and nasal pillows. Talk to your physician before buying a new machine, but if CPAP isn't working for you, BiPAP could be the solution.
Thunderstorms roll in, blizzards blow, wind knocks powerlines down. Power outages are a part of life. However, if you don’t have some kind of backup power supply, you could be stuck without your CPAP machine.
Start things off on the right foot by feeling better! If you have sleep apnea why hesitate to experience CPAP benefits? Not only is CPAP therapy the most effective sleep apnea treatment, but it makes people feel better by providing their bodies and minds with the oxygen necessary for better sleep and healing.
Fathers play many roles in their children’s lives. They are providers, best friends, and oftentimes role models. I look up to my dad for his character, work ethic, and his ability to face adversity. He served in the U.S. military for over 20 years, and after retiring became a teacher for another 20 years. I can only hope to impact as many lives as he has with his generosity and will forever strive to be great like him. One of my biggest fears, however, is what if I can’t live up to those standards?
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?
Enjoying the great outdoors with the family is truly magical. With all the memories to make and views to see, don’t let your CPAP machine keep you inside. There are plenty of solutions that make it possible to manage your sleep apnea anywhere. With some planning, you can get the perfect night’s sleep no matter where you travel!
If you have a beard and have started using a CPAP machine to treat your apnea, you’re probably aware that facial hair can make fitting the right type of CPAP mask a bit of a nightmare. But don’t break out the beard trimmers just yet, because it is still possible to find a CPAP mask fit for beards!
Now that you have your ResMed AirFit F30 Full Face Mask you probably can’t wait to try it on! You may have to face a little mask assembly first. Don’t worry, with the simple design of this mask, you’ll have it on in a snap.
Congratulations on receiving your Dreamwear Full Face mask! We know you’re excited to experience it’s new, lightweight feel for more freedom while you sleep, so let’s jump right into the mask assembly process!
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Monique May
You may think of asthma and sleep apnea as two unrelated conditions. Asthma typically occurs during the day, such as after someone is exposed to a trigger or after a sporting event, and sleep apnea occurs of course only at night (or when someone is asleep).