Tagged with 'sleep apnea'

7 Most Common CPAP Machine Side Effects (and Ways to Avoid Them)

The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.

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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CPAP Dry Mouth: What Causes It and 5 Ways to Stop It Tonight

The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.

Do you ever wake up after sleeping with your CPAP machine to discover that your mouth is dry and your throat is so raw that you’re having trouble even swallowing? You know CPAP therapy is an important part of treating your sleep apnea, but your dry mouth has become so annoying you’re not sure whether you’re going to continue or not. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone, and you’re not out of luck!

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Are CPAP Benefits Real? Redditors Share The Truth

Do you really need a CPAP? As the prevalence of sleep apnea in patients rise, many are wondering if they really need a CPAP machine to make a difference or not. As the most effective sleep apnea treatment method, they do make an incredible difference for your overall health and quality and life. However, one patient turned to Reddit to discover CPAP benefits for themselves by asking, “Has sleeping with a CPAP improved your quality of life?”.

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Herbs and Natural Remedies to Promote Sleep

Sleep apnea is a common condition in which the breathing pauses or stops multiple times while you sleep. Symptoms include loud snoring, noticed pauses in breathing, choking or gasping, daytime sleepiness or exhaustion, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating and difficulty sleeping. Once you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the next step for you will be to seek out treatment. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP treatment, is the most common and effective form of treatment for sleep apnea.

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