Allison Barfield

The Importance Of Detecting Sleep Apnea In Pets

We all love our pets as important members of the family. Some of us spoil our fuzzy companions more than others, by letting them sleep in the bedroom. Having them nearby could be helpful, in case you hear them snoring while they sleep. While it may be super cute as your pets snooze hard, snoring could actually indicate sleep apnea, which is potentially dangerous in cats and dogs. But before you run out and buy a CPAP machine (or C-Pup) for rover, read on to learn how to spot OSA in pets and what to do about it. 

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How To Prevent CPAP Mask Skin Irritation

CPAP therapy can certainly take a little getting used to. From the whirrs of your new CPAP machine to the tubing becoming your new bedtime partner and more, it takes a few days to adjust. But soon you’ll learn how to sleep peacefully, putting an end to sleep apnea, unless one of the CPAP side effects is skin irritation! Acne, pressure marks, sores, rashes, and more may make you want to quit therapy, but don’t give up. There are plenty of ways to prevent CPAP skin irritation.

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Immediately Stop Colds And Flu With Your CPAP

As summer fades into the fall we get to enjoy cooler temperatures, football, and pumpkin spice everything. However, that can distract us from the fact that cold and flu season is lurking right around the corner! On top of that, fall allergy season hits at full force with pollen, mold, and ragweed. You might be left congested, coughing, and wondering if you should be using CPAP with a cold. The answer is yes.

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How Long Will I Need to Commit to CPAP Therapy?

If you’ve just been diagnosed with sleep apnea then you may be wondering how long you’ll need to do CPAP therapy for. Will you be completely cured in a week or are you going to be dozing off to the soft whirring of your CPAP machine for the rest of your life? Like any complicated question, the answer depends on you and your unique health situation.

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