Using your CPAP machine is only the beginning of your beautiful journey to better sleep. In order to protect your health, you will need to maintain your equipment to avoid the dangers of using a dirty CPAP. You also need to be able to tell if you’re using a broken CPAP or not, otherwise, you could get sick, suffer from fatigue again, and become unable to receive enough oxygen to properly rest.
Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are two separate but similar ways people can save money on health care. Both accounts lower your taxable income which means you spend less on taxes each year.
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.
New sleep apnea patients may have a tough time getting used to their treatment due to difficulty with using their CPAP every night. It can be overwhelming at first unless you choose the best CPAP mask to suit your personal needs. Consider mask types and check out patient favorites that are recommended by our own
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.
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.
Old man winter is here and sure has been cold outside! Some CPAP machines are really missing summer right now. During the summer months, there is more humidity in the air, making CPAP therapy a little easier because the airway is more comfortable. However, during the fall and winter, the air dries out, leading to airway discomfort, congestions, and an increased risk for cold and flu symptoms. But this doesn’t mean you have to suffer with sleep apnea in the cold, there are ways to make your CPAP comfortable during the winter.
Generally, people pay the most attention to athletes when they are competing, not as they sleep. However, athletes with sleep apnea could be at a disadvantage as it lowers the amount of oxygen in their blood and prevents their bodies from physical healing. In honor of National Ninja day, ninja warriors, professional athletes, and those just working on their fitness learn about how sleep apnea ruins athletic performance.