CPAP 101

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Sleep Apnea Test Results Explained

After a potentially-long night completing a polysomnography—known more commonly as a sleep study, which has been performed for decades to diagnose and evaluate the severity of sleep apnea—the last thing you want to do is comb through a bunch of numbers to try to decipher your sleep apnea test results.  While you may be eager …

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CPAP Machine Pressure Settings

CPAP Pressure Setting 101: CPAP vs APAP vs BiPAP

Everybody is unique, and every person with sleep apnea experiences it in a slightly different way. Because of this, sleep apnea therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Sleep apnea machines come equipped with settings that sleep specialists can change to fit each person’s unique needs and sleep apnea therapy experience. A CPAP wearer can go …

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CPAP Mask Compatibility: Do CPAP Masks Work With Any Machine?

Have you recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Maybe you’ve been using a CPAP for a long time and just need more information about CPAP mask compatibility. Perhaps you’re somewhere in between and are beginning to research the best CPAP equipment to fit your lifestyle. No matter what your circumstances are, finding the right CPAP …

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CPAP Machine Buyer's Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Using CPAP: Surviving the First 90 Days

When I first began CPAP therapy in 2017, I had a lot of questions and few answers. I was struggling to adjust to a new routine—using a strange and bulky mask, adjusting to breathing highly pressurized air, and making it a full night without taking my mask off.  After several months of adjustment, I adapted …

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7 Creature Comforts: Traveling With Your CPAP

Why CPAP Compliance is Important & Tips on Improving Your Therapy

CPAP compliance measures how many hours and nights, you use your therapy, and if you use it often enough for effective treatment. Insurance companies are the usual monitors of how much you use your CPAP, but sometimes employers can track it too—especially if you drive for a living. CPAP therapy is the most effective treatment …

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Link Between Pregnancy and Sleep Apnea

Pregnancy & Sleep Apnea: Importance of CPAPs While Pregnant

In this article, we’ll discuss why it’s important for women diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to keep up with their CPAP therapy during pregnancy—and ways to make it more comfortable. We’ll also talk about some of the pregnancy complications that can come up if you had OSA before your pregnancy began. Let’s begin! What …

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CPA Machine Terms Defined

CPAP Machine Settings: Pressure, Ramp, EPR, CFLEX, Auto-Start

CPAP machines can make a world of difference in the quality of sleep you receive each night if you’re a sleep apnea patient. You’ll receive optimal benefits from your sleep apnea therapy when your CPAP machine settings are where you need them to be to keep your airways clear and unobstructed throughout the night. These …

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