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.
Enjoying the great outdoors with the family is truly magical. With all the memories to make and views to see, don’t let your CPAP machine keep you inside. There are plenty of solutions that make it possible to manage your sleep apnea anywhere. With some planning, you can get the perfect night’s sleep no matter where you travel!
If you have a beard and have started using a CPAP machine to treat your apnea, you’re probably aware that facial hair can make fitting the right type of CPAP mask a bit of a nightmare. But don’t break out the beard trimmers just yet, because it is still possible to find a CPAP mask fit for beards!
Are you still snoring with CPAP? Isn't a CPAP supposed to solve your snoring? Your CPAP machine is supposed to greatly reduce snoring and other breathing problems related to sleep apnea, snoring could indicate that something is wrong. Let’s take an in-depth look at snoring to determine causes and solutions.
Happy National Sleep Awareness Week! From March 8th-14th it’s time to celebrate sleep and all of its dreamy glory for all of the health benefits a good night’s rest can provide by spreading awareness. How do you spread awareness? That’s easy. Talk about sleep, tweet about it, tell your friends about it, heck even tell your twice removed cousin on your mother-in-law’s side about it! The possibility for sleep awareness activities are endless.
One of the most common CPAP machine side effects is dry, itchy eyes. However, if you find yourself unable to fall asleep or waking up with irritated eyes, don’t worry. We’ve discovered the causes and solutions for CPAP dry eyes to provide relief faster than you can blink.
Are you driving to a relatives house to stuff yourself with turkey or flying somewhere to open presents from Santa? It's likely you'll be hitting the road because Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year's holiday periods are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year.
Do your dreams make you scream? That might be because sleep apnea and nightmares can team up to ruin your sleep. While other parasomnias (sleep-disrupting disorders) can also cause nightmares when it comes to sleep apnea, its the lack of oxygen that contributes to bad dreams.
If you have sleep apnea how do you know? The symptoms occur during your sleep so it can be a little difficult to recognize when you’re being affected by this sleep disorder. It can be easy to assume that you’re just tired. But patients with sleep apnea on
We all love sleep, right? Who doesn’t wake up after about 8 hours of great rest feeling like a million bucks? What doesn’t get excited about a Sunday afternoon nap? Well aside from toddlers… Anyways there’s really nothing like drifting off to dreamland which is why we put together a list of 15 surprising facts about sleep!