We've noticed a lot of interest in the Luna II APAP machine by 3B Medical, especially since the Philips Respironics recall of the popular Dreamstation series. In response (and with the consent of their healthcare providers), many of our CPAP users have turned to alternatives to treat their obstructive sleep apnea. Chief among these are machines like the Luna 2 or the iBreeze APAP, both with an integrated heated humidifier. But do these machines deliver in terms of features and ease of use? Let’s take a deeper look at the Luna 2.
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Looking for the best CPAP Mask? Everyone's CPAP needs are different. So we've compiled our top picks for the best CPAP Mask in each category right here.
If you’re having a little trouble getting used to your CPAP, don’t give up! CPAP therapy is effective only when it’s consistent, and the more comfortable you can make the experience, the more likely you are to stick with it. Your sleep health is well worth a little dedication. There are easy ways to hack your CPAP comfort with the help of some handy accessories.
Deviated septum self-tests can help you decide whether to see a doctor about noisy breathing and snoring. Up to 80% of people have a deviated septum (DS), but for most, it's barely noticeable and not worth fixing. For some though, a deviated septum can be associated with sleep apnea if it’s severe enough. But how do you know if you have a deviated septum, and what exactly is it?
Home remedies sleep apnea patients can benefit from are valuable treatment tools! These lifestyle changes can make you more comfortable and help you feel better while medically treating your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Stick with us to learn 5 lifestyle remedies for sleep apnea you can use right now!
To be clear and upfront, OSA cannot be cured with home remedies. However, those suffering from sleep apnea symptoms potentially have a lot to gain from supportive, natural therapies. They are easy to try out right away, and it feels empowering to take matters into your own hands as you combat your symptoms.
You may have noticed a shortage of AirSense 10 machines on the market in recent months. That’s due not only to the Philips Recall that is driving up demand for other machines, but also to a shortage of computer chips. These chips allow for CPAP and APAP machines to have cellular connectivity.
To get around this issue, ResMed developed the Card-to-Cloud (C2C) model, which doesn’t offer a cellular connectivity option, meaning no myAir app compatibility. It does however, include SD card support so you can still record and send your sleep therapy data to your doctor. AND it has all the other features you know, at a lower price point.
Poor sleep quality (for you and your partner!) is the most obvious result of snoring or sleep apnea. You’ll need to know the differences, though, to get effective treatment. We’re here to break it down so you can make an informed decision about when to see your doctor.
Sleep apnea exercises are a hot topic for those who want to try non-invasive (and free!) lifestyle adjustments to reduce the severity of their breathing and sleep disorders. If you are serious about treating your loud snoring or obstructive sleep apnea more holistically, exercises can definitely help!
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.
Some patients with high-pressure settings will quit CPAP therapy due to discomfort or the belief that their device isn’t working properly. The air might leak from their CPAP mask or irritate their skin with hurricane-like force. But quitting therapy isn’t the answer to protect your health. Instead, there are a few ways to reduce high CPAP pressure side effects.
If you suffer from night sweats, you may have heard that they can be a warning sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). So how can you tell if you’re simply a victim of humidity or in need of medical attention?