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CPAP Mask Leaks: Causes and Solutions

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CPAP therapy can have immediate positive effects on your sleep. Though there’s a period of adjustment while you get used to the feel of the pressurized air and mask, many people notice right away that there’s a difference in their energy level after a night or two of CPAP therapy.They may wake up without the […]

Is your CPAP Pressure Settings Important ?

After a CPAP machine purchase and once the prescription has been received, our CPAP experts program the pressure settings on the CPAP machine based on the physician’s prescription and recommendations. For fixed pressure CPAP machines, the physician has prescribed the least amount of pressure needed to keep the airway open. This one setting will be […]

4 Popular CPAP Masks of 2019

4 Popular CPAP masks for 2019

CPAP masks come in different types and different sizes across all brands, and the one that you choose should be based on personal preferences to suit your needs. There are three main categories of CPAP Masks: Full Face Mask Nasal Mask Nasal Pillow Mask As the name suggests a full face mask rests over your […]

Using CPAP in the Winter

The holiday season is over and a new year has begun. It’s time for optimism where anything seems possible, but there’s still a few months left of winter, which means a few more months of drier, colder air passing into your airway every night when you use you CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea. Colder […]

Health Risks of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Untreated OSA can cause a range of problems, from lifestyle interference to potentially life-threatening conditions. Sometimes people who have OSA don’t recognize their symptoms, simply because the symptoms have slowly worsened over months or years rather than appearing suddenly.  Low oxygen levels and sleep deprivation can lead to: High Blood Pressure Heart Attack Stroke Sexual […]

The History of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition whereby the upper airway partially or completely collapses during sleep resulting in snoring and/or complete cessation of breathing. The earliest records of snoring and sleep apnea date back more than 2,000 years. In 1836, OSA was described not by a clinician but by the author Charles Dickens. In […]

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