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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How Does Menopause Affect Sleep?

If you’re going through menopause and experiencing sleep disruptions that you’ve never had before, you’re not alone. One common menopause side effect is the development of sleep problems. Some women find that once menopause begins, they no longer feel rested regardless of how much sleep they get. These nighttime problems can lead to daytime sleepiness which can, in turn, lead …

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A Guide to Productive Sleep vs Unproductive Sleep

You toss and turn for what seems like hours on end. Then, when you finally settle in for a night of rest, there goes your alarm. Research shows that around 70 million Americans struggle with sleep disorders and sleep deprivation. And for many people, this may be true even if you are getting the recommended seven to eight …

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How Working the Night Shift Affects Your Sleep

Working the night shift is not as uncommon as many people may think. Some of society’s most important role-players work non-traditional hours, such as nurses, paramedics, firemen, policemen, cleaners, factory workers, and more. In fact, up to 20% of workers in industrialized countries are rotating shift or night shift workers. But is working the night shift healthy? …

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A Scientific Look Into the Effects of Blue Light on Sleep

Digital devices that primarily emit blue light—the majority of us use them—but how do they affect our sleep? A scientific study conducted by the National Library of Medicine explains the link between blue light exposure and disrupted sleep cycles. The study claims that light with blue wavelengths are detrimental to our sleep-wake cycles and can even …

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Sweet Slumber: Tips and Tricks for Improving Your Sleep Quality

Make this the year to focus on your self-care by taking the time to improve your sleep quality to set your day up for success. Invest in your rest through relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. To accompany these relaxation sleep tools, focusing on your nutrition can drastically take your sleep quality to …

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Understanding ASV Machines: A Look at How They’re Used in Sleep Apnea Therapy

A good night’s sleep can lead to you waking up feeling rested, attentive, and ready to take on the day. But are you wondering where to start when it comes to getting the sleep you not only need but also deserve?  If you’ve tried CPAP and BiPAP therapy and they haven’t helped to treat your …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Sleep Stages

On average, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping—or trying to. But, when you’re asleep, do you know what actually happens within each stage? Do you know what’s going on in your brain and throughout your body? Knowing what takes place within the different sleep stages can lead to improvements in your sleep quality …

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Sleeping and Coronavirus: How Stress Affects Your Night

A good night’s rest helps improve your memory, decision-making, ability to learn, and critical thinking skills while also fighting off illness and strengthening your immune system. Catching your recommended number of zzz’s decreases inflammation, stress, and mental health concerns.  However, the stress and worry of the COVID-19 pandemic has generated fragmented sleep, unusual sleep schedules, …

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CPAP & COVID-19: Converting CPAP Machines to Ventilators

As a leading treatment for COVID-19, the excess use of ventilators has led to a shortage. With the shortage at top of mind, researchers, engineers, and health care professionals have been working to uncover alternative ways to provide respiratory care to COVID-19 patients. According to Forbes, there are currently about 200,000 ventilators available and the …

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