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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Mask-Free Alternative to CPAP

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 26, 2019 12:42:10 PM

When it comes to obstructive sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the gold standard and typically the first line of treatment. CPAP delivers pressurized air to the airway, which helps keep the airway open and reduces instances of disturbed breathing. When CPAP therapy works, the patient immediately feels relief. However, in some cases, the patient may struggle to adapt to CPAP therapy. For patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA)—roughly 36-47% of patients with OSA—a new sleep position therapy device called NightBalance Lunoa may be the answer.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, cpap alternatives, cpap machines, sleepn

Putting Insomnia To Bed

Posted by Ivan Green on Aug 23, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep. Without that, we cannot function. 

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Topics: cpap alternatives, medication, cbd

DreamWear Mask Review

Posted by Julia Higginson on May 17, 2018 1:51:00 AM

One of the biggest complaints about using a CPAP machine is how uncomfortable wearing a mask can be or how claustrophobic the mask makes you feel — none of which helps you in your attempt at a good night’s rest.

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Topics: CPAP success, CPAP Masks, CPAP, cpap alternatives

The Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 17, 2018 10:21:00 AM

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, bipap

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