What was 2013 the year of? Certain events stand out differently amongst people, but what most of us have in common is the feeling of time escaping us; it all seems to fly by so quickly. But did you know all the excitement and highlights from last year caused the average person to lose about 2 weeks of slumber in 2013? Good thing advancements in sleep therapy continued to bring more comfort and ease for a good night's sleep. Looking back on CPAP Therapy in 2013, machines became even lighter and masks became quieter, thus giving users a better chance for quality sleep. TAP PAP Nasal Pillow Mask The release of the TAP PAP created a new type of independence in CPAP therapy. By designing a stability mouthpiece, the headgear is no longer needed. The TAP PAP created quite a buzz amongst women who were sick of getting crease marks in their hair from headgear. Many users were also excited to get rid of morning red marks caused by headgear. "I absolutely love this concept, I will never go back to the...
Technology has brought humanity to many new frontiers in 2013. A bionic eye. Scalpel-free brain surgery. And advancements enabling donor lungs to continue breathing outside the body so they can be repaired before transplant. Have you ever wondered about the history of CPAP therapy and when the first breakthrough occurred? The 1950's marked the advent of sleep studies, a time when data was recorded with pen and ink. Shortages of paper...
Have you ever had a long night and wake up without enough sleep? You probably didn't think twice before getting behind the wheel of your car. But, you actually increased your chances of a traffic accident by 20%. AAA estimates one out of every six deadly traffic accidents is due to drowsy driving. Luckily, the National Sleep Foundation is spreading awareness and offering great tips to re-ensure you are ready for the...
Good sleep is worth fighting for. Sometimes even though the benefits are clear (alertness, energy, and better overall health) the first step is usually the most challenging. If you’ve been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and have given up on your treatment, I’d like to encourage you to pick it back up. Check out this blog for tips to help you succeed.
More and more women are getting diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. Its important to be knowledgable from the start. Get some great tips on therapy and equipment when getting started.