CPAP Education

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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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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Foster's Sleep Apnea Story

Fathers play many roles in their children’s lives. They are providers, best friends, and oftentimes role models. I look up to my dad for his character, work ethic, and his ability to face adversity. He served in the U.S. military for over 20 years, and after retiring became a teacher for another 20 years. I can only hope to impact as many lives as he has with his generosity and will forever strive to be great like him. One of my biggest fears, however, is what if I can’t live up to those standards?

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CPAP Tricks, Tips, and Hacks

CPAP therapy has helped millions who have sleep apnea to get a better night’s sleep. Studies estimate that there are 22 million Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, and many of them are undiagnosed. Once you start your CPAP therapy, your overall state of health improves. It can, however, be difficult at first to get used to sleeping with your new mask or machine. How will it affect your regular sleep schedule? How hard is it to manage travelling with a CPAP machine? How difficult is it to keep up with cleaning supplies?

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