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Drowsy Driving: The Dangers of Microsleeps and Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Laci Michaud on Jun 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We have all heard the horror stories that happen when people get behind the wheel intoxicated.  There are groups and organizations specifically dedicated to stopping drunk driving, such as mothers against drunk driving (MADD) and students against drunk driving (SADD)

Driving while impaired is not a subject that should be taken lightly by any means, but have you heard of a lesser-known driving condition that can negatively affect a person’s ability to drive safely?

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CPAP Filters: Why filter replacement is so imporant

Posted by Laci Michaud on May 12, 2016 10:07:53 AM

As with any equipment you purchase, maintaining your CPAP is important.  An area often overlooked is the filters in your CPAP machine.  It is not only important to regularly change your filters for the health of your CPAP but it also directly impacts the user's health as well.

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Topics: CPAP

4 Realities of Life with Sleep Apnea and Living with Your CPAP Machine

Posted by Laci Michaud on Mar 31, 2016 12:04:04 PM

Everyone wants to receive a restful night’s sleep.  Humans are the only living creatures that will delay sleeping on purpose.  Every other mammal on the planet sleeps when their body tells them to.  However, when you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sometimes lack of sleep is inevitable.

Below are four realities of living life with sleep apnea for patients after they are diagnosed:

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Topics: CPAP, life with sleep apnea

6 Pros and Cons of Purchasing CPAP Equipment and Supplies Online

Posted by Laci Michaud on Mar 16, 2016 11:35:16 AM


We all want more “bang for our buck” in today’s super sized and fast paced economy.  So, why should your durable medical equipment (DME) or your continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machine be any different?  

At the Alaska Sleep Clinic we are asked that very question all the time “Why are items online cheaper?” and “Why can’t I purchase my supplies online?” 

The answer is, you can.  The choice is yours to make, however, we want to point out a few pros and cons to purchasing your sleep apnea masks and other CPAP supplies online.

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I am in pain and I can't sleep: Fibromyalgia and sleep issues

Posted by Laci Michaud on Jan 7, 2016 9:52:34 AM


Fibromyalgia and sleep

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. It is a condition that results in chronic widespread pain and tenderness all over the body.  So what exactly does that mean?
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