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.
Most people need quiet in order to get a good night’s rest. If you are undergoing nightly CPAP therapy, then that may be a challenge for you to get used to in the very beginning. The good thing about modern CPAP machines is that they should not generate any more noise than what a conventional fan creates. If you are waking up to loud noises coming from your mask or hose, it might be time to take a closer look at your CPAP setup to troubleshoot that pesky whistling sound.
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
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.
National Sleep Awareness Week is here to remind you to take your sleep health seriously! Celebrate all week long to make sure you’re getting quality rest to heal your body and mind. This year’s theme is “Begin With Sleep” in order to make sure that you, your friends, and family members are getting the best sleep they can for their health.
For people living with sleep apnea, your CPAP machine is the key to a better night’s rest. However, using the equipment is not without its challenges – particularly as it pertains to your health and wellness. How can a machine designed to help you sleep also be hazardous to your health? YYour CPAP mask, tube, and reservoir are constantly exposed to things like mold, bacteria, and other germs that can easily spread to your mouth and lungs. You breathe into the machine leaving germs trapped from the mask, through the hose, and down through the reservoir. If left untreated, the contamination can spread at a rapid pace leaving you exposed to colds, flu, and other infections. The most efficient way to stop the spread of illness in its tracks is to use The SoClean Machine.
There are two major sleep disorders with symptoms so similar they may go misdiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when the throat muscles relax and block the airway during sleep. Symptoms for OSA include excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, gasping or choking, headaches, difficulty concentrating and mood changes.
The CPAP mask is one of the most important parts of the CPAP machine as a whole. It is considered the interface between the sleep apnea patient and the machine which helps that patient breathe properly. Choosing the right mask is vital to improving the CPAP experience, as well as getting the most out of sleep apnea therapy. What happens if the mask is comfortable for a while, but you wake up with red marks on your face? This is a common occurrence that has a couple of main causes and is easy to remedy.