Breathing is something most of us take for granted. It's an involuntary action that sustains us from the moment we're born until our last breath. However, not all breathing is created equal. While most of us naturally breathe through our noses, some individuals are habitual mouth breathers. In the medical sense, this seemingly innocuous habit and natural style of breathing can have significant consequences, particularly when it comes to sleep apnea and overall sleep quality.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea are common sleep disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Thankfully, there are numerous treatments available to help you experience a restful sleep. Many of these solutions come in the form of different types of PAP devices and PAP machines as options for overarching PAP therapy. Each of these sleep apnea treatment devices are able to address the various needs that arise from sleep apnea — it’s just about finding the right solution for you!
At-home sleep apnea tests can help identify if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and lead you to proper treatment — all from the comfort of your own home and your own bed! Their affordability and convenience is coupled with high chance of accurate diagnosis, making it the easiest way to help you identify your sleep apnea treatment plan. There are many home sleep test options, and you can find our simple and effective home sleep test here!
Your CPAP mask is the primary interface between you and your CPAP device, and it might just be the biggest factor in determining how well you are able to adjust to your sleep apnea treatment. It works hard night after night and over time its performance can be weakened by normal wear and tear. Learn exactly how and when to replace your CPAP mask to get the most out of your CPAP therapy.
If you’ve owned a CPAP machine longer than a day, you’ve probably wished for a quicker and easier way to clean your supplies and accessories. CPAP cleaning machines promise to do that for you with the simple push of a button, but do these sanitizing machines really work? Will they replace regularly cleaning by hand? And which is better, ozone or UV light?
Today, we’ll answer some of your biggest questions about CPAP cleaners, and who really needs one. Then if you decide a CPAP cleaner is right for you, read on to explore the best CPAP cleaners available in 2022!
For most people, undergoing a sleep study and getting diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a pretty big deal. As with most chronic conditions, the treatment will involve some major lifestyle changes. Losing weight, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and other measures can certainly help reduce the severity of OSA. But if you’re doctor has recommended you get treated with CPAP therapy, the biggest change you’ll need to get used to is using the equipment consistently. But don’t worry! If you’re a little (or a lot) nervous, you’re not alone. We’ve pulled together some insights on how to cope.
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After an in-home sleep study has been completed, and returned to us, it is then interpreted by the board-certified sleep physicians working with us. If the patient is not familiar with what the sleep doctor is looking for, they may feel slightly vulnerable. It can be unnerving to feel poorly and not know what is going on to cause it. In order to put nervous patients a little more at ease, here are the indicators our sleep doctors are looking for when reading the results of an in home sleep study.