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Foster's Sleep Apnea Story

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?

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CPAP Tricks, Tips, and Hacks

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?

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CPAP Masks for Beards

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!

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The Best Ways To Clean Your CPAP

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!

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What Does a Brain Without Sleep Look Like?

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!

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How To Stop Snoring With CPAP

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.

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