Articles written by Jason Smith RPSGT
Articles written by
Jason Smith RPSGT

Is Your CPAP Making You Sick?

There are many proven benefits to using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to treat sleep apnea. These include reduced daytime sleepiness, better mood, improved blood pressure, and an enhanced quality of life.

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CPAP Filters: Why CPAP Filters Are So Important

About 30 million people in the United States have sleep apnea. This type of sleep-related breathing disorder can affect the quality of sleep and can cause exhaustion during the day.

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The Link Between Headaches and Sleep Apnea

Around 45 million Americans experience headaches on a regular basis and these can have a big impact on your daily life. These can be caused by a huge range of things and, for some people, headaches will go away with minor lifestyle changes. However, for others, their headaches can be the result of another underlying condition.

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Myths About CPAP Machines

Obstructive sleep apnea affects 10 to 30% of the American population. However, the number could be much higher due to many undiagnosed cases.

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Noisy CPAP? Everything You Need To Know

If you are one of the 70 million Americans with a sleep disorder, you may depend on CPAP treatment. Modern machines are designed to be whisper quiet. You are supposed to be sleeping, so your CPAP treatments shouldn't disturb you.

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Overview of the New ResMed 11 CPAP Machine

If you experience breathing disorders while you sleep, such as sleep apnea, your medical specialist may prescribe the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. A CPAP machine keeps your airways open while you sleep through the use of mild air pressure. Several CPAP devices exist on the market to provide sleep therapy. Released in August 2022, ResMed AirSense 11, or S11, is one of the newer such machines. Keep reading for an overview of ResMed’s latest model.

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8 Spooky Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Halloween is right around the corner, and despite the festivities and busy autumn days, you aren't sleeping well at night. Others might assume it's because you have been up late watching your favorite scary movies, but lack of sleep has become a general theme in your life.

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4 Myths About Selling Your CPAP Machine Debunked

Between 10 and 30% of Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, with a good portion of those requiring a CPAP machine.

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The Common Reasons People Quit Using Their CPAP Machines

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects up to 10% of the population. CPAP machines are a vital part of managing sleep apnea. Some people have a hard time using their CPAP masks and stop wearing them.

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5 Tips To Help You Avoid Taking Off Your CPAP Mask During the Night

Using a continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) mask can effectively treat sleep apnea. It can also be frustrating. Despite your diligence in wearing the CPAP mask whenever you go to bed, you wake up at night to find you inadvertently took it off. This happens because the mask is uncomfortable. Here are five ways to stop taking off your CPAP mask during the night.

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Best CPAP Accessories for Therapy Compliance

CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure is a machine often prescribed by doctors in treating sleep apnea. To use the machine, you will need tubing, a mask and other CPAP accessories to ensure better sleep. Below are some CPAP accessories for therapy compliance; they can help maintain your device and help you comfortably sleep without interruption.

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APAP Vs CPAP: Which One is Best for You?

According to the National Library of Medicine, about .9% of adults 40 years old and above experience Central Sleep Apnea or CSA. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects a person's breathing while sleeping. You can expect disordered sleeping patterns and snoring when diagnosed with sleep apnea. The disorder causes your body to pause breathing when asleep.

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Your Ultimate Checklist for Mask Leaks

Sleep apnea can increase your risk of suffering from several potentially serious health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression. If you have sleep apnea, your doctor may have already advised you to use a CPAP machine.

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How to Clean a CPAP Machine and Get Rid of Calcium Deposits

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) affects 26% of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 years. If you've been diagnosed with OSAS and you require a CPAP machine, it's vital to keep your machine clean.

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Why You Should Replenish Your CPAP Supplies After Summer

Replacing your CPAP supplies may seem wasteful, especially if they seem perfectly operational. It’s not a waste, though, because replacing these items keeps your device clean and in good working condition.

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Sleeping Positions, Sleep Apnea, and Masks: What You Need to Know

If you sleep less than 6 hours every night, you could be 48% more likely to die of heart disease.

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How Often Should a Sleep Study Be Done To Check on Pressure?

Conducting a sleep study used to be a major inconvenience, but with developments in technology, they are easier than ever and can be conducted in the comfort of your own home! Have you wondered if you might need to have a sleep study done on yourself or wondered if your CPAP pressure is where it should be?

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Travel CPAPs: Are They Worth It? (and How to Pick the Best)

Traveling can exacerbate breathing problems, so this is no time to leave your CPAP machine at home.

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Say Goodnight to CPAP Dry Mouth for Good

CPAP machines are commonly used by people who have sleep apnea or other diagnoses involving their oropharynx. Sometimes using a CPAP can contribute to mouth-breathing, which usually dries out your mouth. Dry mouth can wake you up coughing or with a sore throat. It can also contribute to dental problems. Treatment for CPAP dry mouth can be quite simple with possible remedies that include:

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Why You Need a Fingertip Pulse Oximeter With CPAP Therapy

CPAP therapy is one of the leading treatments for sleep apnea. Not everyone sleeps well, for a number of reasons. Maybe your excess weight blocks your airway or you have lung issues.

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