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).
Have you ever noticed that after a while items like coffee, your retainer, or a cup that has been left out get a little moldy? Even though you didn’t purposely introduce mold or germs to these items, it still collected and flourished. You need to clean them on a regular basis to avoid getting sick. You need to clean your CPAP for the same reason!
Individuals with sleep apnea may experience symptoms that resemble insomnia, such as memory loss and difficulty concentrating. Having sleep apnea can even lead to insomnia. Since apnea and sleep deprivation demonstrate very similar symptoms, it's important to consult with your doctor to determine what is causing the problem. No matter the cause, you will want to find relief so you can get back to everyday life!
The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.
Are you still snoring with CPAP? Isn't a CPAP supposed to solve your snoring? Your CPAP machine is supposed to greatly reduce snoring and other breathing problems related to sleep apnea, snoring could indicate that something is wrong. Let’s take an in-depth look at snoring to determine causes and solutions.