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!
During that critical time in CPAP therapy when you are becoming accustomed to your air pressure, one of the most important things to get right is the fit of your new mask. It could make the difference between continuing sleep apnea treatment and giving up. The fact is, there are several types of masks for several different types of breathers and everyone takes to treatment differently. Our CPAP Mask Fitting Guide can help, as well as the practical tips and tricks below.
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!
One of the most common questions our patients ask is “what is the difference between CPAP and BiPAP?” Both machines use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to keep your airways open while you sleep. Both can can be used with a full face mask, nasal mask, and nasal pillows. Yet for some, the difference between the two is the key to better sleep.
If CPAP therapy just isn't working for you, a BiPAP could be the solution you need. Keep reading to find out if BiPAP therapy is right for you.
If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, you’ll find there’s a lot of mask styles to choose from. CPAP therapy is a full-time commitment, and getting a well-fitting mask will make all the difference when it comes to consistent, effective treatment. Luckily, we carry all types of cpap masks that are designed with comfort and functionality in mind. Sleeping position is one of the first things to consider. Let's take a look at how it affects the type of mask that will work best for you.
Whether you’re flying, driving, or hiking, traveling with your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device takes a little extra preparation. You may even find yourself tempted to skip your CPAP therapy while on the road. But even one night without your CPAP machine can bring back exhausting sleep apnea symptoms– ruining your trip with daytime fatigue, headaches, and irritability. Luckily, we’ve put together answers to some of your most common questions and some helpful tips to turn traveling with a CPAP into smooth sailing.
There are three main types of CPAP masks - full face masks, nasal masks, and nasal pillow masks. Each of the three mask options has the same basic components: mask frame, headgear, and cushion. Since the CPAP mask is the interface between you and your CPAP machine, it needs to provide a comfortable fit. Otherwise you’ll be less likely to keep it on all night and your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment will be less effective. Don’t worry, the best CPAP mask for you is out there, read on to find out how to find it.
When you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the next step in your treatment will be to get set up with a PAP device (the gold standard for sleep apnea treatment). There are different types of PAP machines, each with slightly different functionalities. Let’s dive into the types of machines available and how they treat sleep apnea.