CPAP Therapy

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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Comparing the BiPAP to APAP Machines

BiPAP Machine vs APAP Machine: Differences and Uses of Both

When you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, generally, the first treatment option is through some type of positive airway pressure (PAP) machine. The machine the doctor prescribes you depends on the type of sleep apnea you have — central sleep apnea (CSA), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or a combination of both. It also depends on …

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Is CPAP without a prescription possible?

A Sleep Specialist’s Hope: Over the Counter CPAP Therapy

Content provided, in part, from Dr. Barbara Phillips, a board-certified sleep specialist with 36 years of experience in the field. She talks about the challenges she sees with current Sleep Apnea diagnosis and treatment, as well as her hopes for the future in those areas. The views and opinions expressed in this article are not …

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