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Traveling With Your CPAP: Keeping It Clean

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 26, 2018 10:25:00 AM

 

Traveling can be a hassle, especially for the CPAP user. 

Alaska Sleep Clinic wants to make your on-the-road CPAP experience a breeze. Here are some tips to help you sleep better while traveling with your CPAP.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, alaska sleep clinic, CPAP, travel, cpap accessories

CPAP Therapy: How it Works, Getting Set up & Results

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 24, 2018 8:06:04 PM

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Topics: CPAP success, CPAP compliance, CPAP Masks, Sleep, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP, cpap accessories

How to Treat Children with Sleep Apnea Using CPAP Machines

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 24, 2018 4:01:58 PM

Philips Respironics is another popular brand among CPAP users. They offer a variety of masks from nasal pillow masks to full-face masks.  This article will discuss the Wisp Nasal Mask and the DreamWear Nasal Cradle mask.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, children, CPAP, sleep and children, Pediatrics, cpap accessories, Family, sleeping

What is the Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP Therapy?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 17, 2018 2:21:00 PM

BiPAP (also referred to as BPAP) stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure, and is very similar in function and design to a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). Similar to a CPAP machine, A BiPAP machine is a non-invasive form of therapy for patients suffering from sleep apnea. Both machine types deliver pressurized air through a mask to the patient's airways. The air pressure keeps the throat muscles from collapsing and reducing obstructions by acting as a splint. Both CPAP and BiPAP machines allow patients to breathe easily and regularly throughout the night. 

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Topics: CPAP, cpap alternatives

Don't let your CPAP ruin your vacation plans: Tips on electricity and travel

Posted by Julia Higginson on Aug 16, 2017 5:31:48 PM

Travel can tempt you to not be compliant with your CPAP therapy. The overwhelming idea of packing and bringing your equipment with you can make you want to skip your CPAP while you are away.

Foregoing your CPAP therapy can be dangerous. Sleep apnea will occur whether you are on your dream vacation or at home. Without your CPAP machine, you run the risk of experiencing all the unwanted and sometimes even dangerous effects of untreated sleep apnea.

The good news is that traveling with your CPAP machine doesn’t have to be burden. There are several options, including travel-sized CPAP machines that can make it easier for you to travel.

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Topics: CPAP compliance, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP

Respironics CPAP masks include innovative designs for adults and children

Posted by Sarah Roberts on Apr 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Philips Respironics is another popular brand among CPAP users. They offer a variety of masks from nasal pillow masks to full-face masks.  This article will discuss the Wisp Nasal Mask and the DreamWear Nasal Cradle mask.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, children, CPAP

Fisher & Paykel CPAP mask review: Eson 2 Nasal Mask and Brevida

Posted by Sarah Roberts on Mar 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Just as there are lots of fish in the sea, so it is with CPAP masks, and here at the Alaska Sleep Clinic, we want to match you with the mask that will be the best fit for you.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, apnea, CPAP

New CPAP mask design for ResMed Airfit series

Posted by Sarah Roberts on Feb 22, 2017 12:45:14 PM


Two new facemasks are just now available to the United States this quarter: the ResMed AirFit N20 nasal mask and the F20 full-face mask for positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment of sleep apnea. 


According to ResMed, these masks are now designed to fit nearly everyone. Testing showed that the N20 fit 99 percent of patients tested, and the F20 fit 97 perfect – regardless of facial structure, gender or age. The website says that the mask is a culmination of 3 years of research and development.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, apnea, CPAP, technology

Understanding Your CPAP Machine

Posted by Rich Crane on Nov 8, 2016 10:09:11 AM

 

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are a lifesaver to those struggling with obstructive sleep apnea.  Whether you’re thinking about getting a CPAP machine or already have one, this post is for you. 

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Topics: CPAP

In-Lab Sleep Study Versus Home Sleep Test

Posted by Rich Crane on Aug 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM


Sleep studies are the diagnostic tool used to identify sleep disorders.  These are performed under the care of sleep professionals in one of two settings: in-lab or a home sleep test.  There are pros and cons to each environment, but make no mistake.  Completing an in-lab study is proven to be much more effective and controlled than a home sleep test.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep study, CPAP, home sleep test, cost of a sleep study, in-lab study

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