Breathing is something most of us take for granted. It's an involuntary action that sustains us from the moment we're born until our last breath. However, not all breathing is created equal. While most of us naturally breathe through our noses, some individuals are habitual mouth breathers. In the medical sense, this seemingly innocuous habit and natural style of breathing can have significant consequences, particularly when it comes to sleep apnea and overall sleep quality.
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea are common sleep disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Thankfully, there are numerous treatments available to help you experience a restful sleep. Many of these solutions come in the form of different types of PAP devices and PAP machines as options for overarching PAP therapy. Each of these sleep apnea treatment devices are able to address the various needs that arise from sleep apnea — it’s just about finding the right solution for you!
At-home sleep apnea tests can help identify if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and lead you to proper treatment — all from the comfort of your own home and your own bed! Their affordability and convenience is coupled with high chance of accurate diagnosis, making it the easiest way to help you identify your sleep apnea treatment plan. There are many home sleep test options, and you can find our simple and effective home sleep test here!
Whether you’re interested in learning about the fascinating science of sleep or just want to find out how to get better sleep each night, there is a wide selection of helpful resources to choose from. We’ve pulled together 8 of the best sleep books we’ve found to answer all your burning questions about how to finally get some shut-eye. While some of these books rely on similar research, they all have their own distinct flavor. Browse the descriptions to find a volume that speaks to you. Happy reading!
During that critical time in CPAP therapy when you are becoming accustomed to your air pressure, one of the most important things to get right is the fit of your new mask. It could make the difference between continuing sleep apnea treatment and giving up. The fact is, there are several types of masks for several different types of breathers and everyone takes to treatment differently. Our CPAP Mask Fitting Guide can help, as well as the practical tips and tricks below.
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.
Our body temperature plays a big factor in our sleep quality, something you probably already know if you’re a hot sleeper. And sleep temperature is dependent on a lot of things besides the thermostat setting. Hormonal changes, menopause symptoms, and medical conditions can all play a part. In this article, we’ll explain how to regulate our sleep environment in conjunction with our natural body heat to find an ideal sleep temperature.
Your CPAP mask is the primary interface between you and your CPAP device, and it might just be the biggest factor in determining how well you are able to adjust to your sleep apnea treatment. It works hard night after night and over time its performance can be weakened by normal wear and tear. Learn exactly how and when to replace your CPAP mask to get the most out of your CPAP therapy.
If you’ve owned a CPAP machine longer than a day, you’ve probably wished for a quicker and easier way to clean your supplies and accessories. CPAP cleaning machines promise to do that for you with the simple push of a button, but do these sanitizing machines really work? Will they replace regularly cleaning by hand? And which is better, ozone or UV light?
Today, we’ll answer some of your biggest questions about CPAP cleaners, and who really needs one. Then if you decide a CPAP cleaner is right for you, read on to explore the best CPAP cleaners available in 2022!