CPAP and Sleep Apnea Education Center

Can Sleep Apnea Kill You? A Look At What the Science Says

If you’re reading this, you probably suspect that you or someone you love may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You know sleep apnea symptoms can affect quality of life, but is it really all that serious? 

The shocking truth is that research has shown untreated sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of death from all causes. You may hear different answers about this because the question “Can you die from sleep apnea?” is not the same question as “Can sleep apnea kill you?” 

Today we’ll take a look at what science says about both questions, as well as what to look out for and when to talk to your doctor.

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CPAP Sales: How to Score the Best Price on New CPAP Products

Looking for the best ways to save money on your next CPAP machine, BiPAP machine, CPAP mask, or other essential CPAP supplies? Look no further! We're breaking down the best ways, times, and places CPAP users like you can find top deals during the upcoming holiday seasons (and beyond)!

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10 Gifts for Snorers (That They’ll Actually Want!)

When you give a loved one a gift to stop snoring, you’re also giving yourself the gift of a good night’s sleep. So by our math, that’s two gifts for the price of one! 

But you also want to make sure your anti-snoring device doesn’t put them in danger, and that’s a real possibility if the underlying cause of their snoozing symphony is sleep apnea. That’s why we’ve split this gift guide in two: Up first are snore stoppers your sweetheart will swoon for. In part two, we’ll cover gifts that CPAP users will actually use!

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ResMed myAir: The Ultimate Guide to ResMed’s CPAP App

With sleep being one of the most important elements of our lives, it's vital to get as much of it as we can! It affects our daily cognitive functions, our mood, and overall well-being. Sleep apnea, however, presents its own set of challenges for getting this effective sleep and sometimes the concept of getting a good night's sleep can seem daunting or even impossible.

Read further for a breakdown of one of our favorite personal assistants for sleep apnea patients: the ResMed myAir. Learn what it is, how to get it, and answers to the top FAQs regarding it.

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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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APAP vs CPAP: Which Is the Best For Sleep Apnea?

If you've been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you may be hearing lots of new terms that you're unfamiliar with, including the different types of machines out there to treat your sleep apnea. Having a severe sleep disorder like sleep apnea is already stressful enough, but adding in learning the differences in treatment through APAP machines, BiPAP machines, and CPAP machines, the world of CPAP therapy can be overwhelming. This brings up the major question for many people with sleep apnea: which is better — APAP therapy or CPAP therapy?

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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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