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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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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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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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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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7 Most Common CPAP Machine Side Effects (and Ways to Avoid Them)

CPAP therapy is considered the gold-standard in treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), because it’s safe, non-invasive, and– most importantly– effective. But as with any treatment options, it does come with the risks of side effects.

The side effects of CPAP use are generally mild, but they can be annoying enough to make some people give up on their sleep apnea treatment. Thankfully, these symptoms are also easy to treat, so before you give up on CPAP try out the solutions below.

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