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The Most Important CPAP Prescription FAQs

Do you need a prescription for CPAP? Yes, because it’s the law! We follow all FDA regulations regarding our equipment to ensure you receive CPAP supplies that are safe and effective for proper treatment. You will need a CPAP prescription for a PAP machine or heated humidifier. Other CPAP supplies such as cushions, pillows, tubing, filters, and water chambers do not require a prescription. 

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How To Find The Best CPAP Supplies Online

Part of proper CPAP therapy involves replacing your CPAP supplies on a regular basis to keep your CPAP working like new. Your equipment wears out over time and can collect dust, allergens, and other irritants! Prevent air leaks and protect your health by easily replacing your CPAP supplies online. We’ve put together a list of your best options to help you save time and money.

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Do You Need To Replace Your CPAP Mask?

Your CPAP mask experiences wear and tear night after night.  Parts need to be maintained, cleaned, and replaced to continue operating at peak performance. Learn exactly how and when to replace your CPAP mask to get the most out of your sleep apnea treatment.

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Subscribe Now For The Best Way To Replace CPAP Supplies

CPAP supplies are built tough to be utilized for effective sleep apnea therapy, but they don’t last forever. Over time the plastics and silicone in different types of CPAP masks, tubing, and more deteriorate and break down. They can crack and lead to air leaks, causing your sleep apnea treatment to be less effective. Plus, these items can collect germs, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens. That’s why it’s incredibly important to replace your CPAP equipment on a regular basis.

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Important CPAP Supplies You Need To Replace

One of the most common questions all CPAP users have is, “Why are there so many different CPAP supplies and do I really have to switch them all out?” At first, it may seem that you just have a mask, tubing, and a filter, but take a closer look. You will realize that there are many smaller parts that have been pieced together.

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Fisher and Paykel CPAP Products

Today, Fisher and Paykel is a company known for its respiratory and healthcare devices, but back in 1934, when the company began, they imported refrigerators, washing machines and radios.  In the 1960’s, F&P, as it is now known, looked for a way to create a business that would benefit from their growing manufacturing and electronics experience.  The first medical product they created was a respiratory humidifier, developed in New Zealand for patients who were in intensive care situations in the hospital.

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What is a Mandibular Advancement Splint?

It is true that snoring can be a significant component of sleep apnea, however snoring does not indicate sleep apnea on its own, and some with sleep apnea do not snore at all.  In the case of those who live with snoring, or have mild sleep apnea, there is another method to ease breathing during sleep and reduce snoring without the use of a CPAP machine.

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Goofy Gadget: Snore Nuding Pillow

Snoring.  It is a familiar topic to those of you who read this blog on a regular basis.  It is what inspired a lot of us to see the doctor about the terrible sleep we were getting and to get treatment for sleep apnea.  You may be familiar by now with the concept that snoring does not equal sleep apnea and sleep apnea does not necessarily equal snoring.  For those of you fortunate not to actually suffer from sleep apnea, but that still snore, there may be an answer for you and your partner!

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MS Patients at Higher Risk for OSA

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-debilitating disease of the central nervous system that causes inflammation and damage to the protective sheath that covers the nerves. This damage causes interference in how the brain and spinal cord communicate to the rest of the body. In addition to neurological disability, MS patients experience a number of chronic symptoms such as: insomnia, daytime sleepiness and the most common of which is fatigue. Fatigue is the most recognized and disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, underlying causes of the frequency of fatigue are often overlooked.

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