Taylor Whitten

Taylor has seen sleep apnea treatment first-hand and has learned the ins and outs through formal training in CPAP machines, masks, and equipment. She strives to make learning about sleep apnea and sleep apnea therapies a breeze. Interested in sharing your story or have a topic you’d like CPAP.com to investigate? Contact us!

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Sleep Apnea and Sleep Paralysis: How Are the Two Related?

Good sleep hygiene impacts optimal health. Without it, you can develop long-term conditions including heart disease, mood instability, and a low immune system. Sleep loss and sleep disorders go hand-in-hand. While studies most associate narcolepsy with sleep paralysis, sleep apnea and sleep paralysis connect too. Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing stops and starts throughout the night. It …

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The Relationship Between TMJ and Sleep Apnea

Getting your recommended hours of sleep and enough quality sleep are both important factors for living a healthy life. However, if you are living with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ), achieving comfortable and refreshing sleep may feel daunting. Adding sleep apnea to the mix, a complex problem can arise. Having both TMJ and sleep apnea can …

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Sleep Apnea and Stroke: What Is the Connection Between the Two?

According to research conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 26 percent of adults in the United States are living with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by breathing that continuously starts and stops. While there are numerous symptoms of sleep apnea, this sleep condition normally manifests in a series …

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Asthma and Sleep Apnea: The Relationship Between the Two

Did you know that over nineteen million individuals are currently living with asthma? While asthma is manageable for many, a small percentage of those with asthma experience severe symptoms that can affect how they live their lives. For those with severe asthma, symptoms can worsen over time and even develop into other respiratory conditions. But, …

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Understanding the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Brain Damage

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 26 percent of U.S. adults are living with sleep apnea. Many with sleep apnea do not receive the proper treatment. Untreated sleep apnea is often associated with a number of serious health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. However, a lesser-known risk …

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How to Choose the Best CPAP Battery for Your CPAP Setup

Planning ahead for your next adventure or preparing for a future power outage starts with a CPAP battery. CPAP batteries give you the ability to take your therapy on-the-go, in the wilderness, on a flight, or simply at home! However, the main reasoning behind having a CPAP battery on hand is you now have the …

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What Is the Relationship Between GERD and Sleep Apnea?

A good night’s sleep can be a precious commodity—especially for people with untreated sleep apnea, acid reflux, or both. When health conditions such as these routinely interrupt our sleep cycles (often multiple times a night), a downward spiral can result. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and sleep apnea would seem to be completely unrelated conditions, except …

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Sleep Apnea and AFib: What’s the Connection?

Did you know that about half of the people who have atrial fibrillation (AFib) also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? Both conditions have to do with irregularities in continuous systems in the body. Atrial fibrillation is an irregularity in the heartbeat, and sleep apnea is a breathing irregularity that happens during sleep. Knowing about the connection …

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