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Factors Affecting Your CPAP Compliance: It Matters!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 9, 2021 11:12:00 AM

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) describes a situation when there are frequent pauses in breathing during sleep due to an obstructed airway. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a preferred and effective treatment which is considered to be the gold standard of OSA therapy1.2 . At least 4 hours usage of CPAP is suggested to maintain an effective and long-term therapeutic improvement and reduce the risk of comorbidities associated with untreated OSA3.4.5.6. However, maintaining high compliance with CPAP device could be difficult for some patients. It may lead to the following issues:

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Topics: CPAP compliance, cpap machines

Best Tips for a Better Night's Rest

Posted by Kevin Faber on Oct 31, 2020 9:07:00 AM

Getting a good night of quality sleep is just as important as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Many studies have proven that inadequate sleep has significant adverse effects on your brain function, exercise performance, or hormones. It may also lead to an increased risk of disease and weight gain in children and adults.

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Topics: bipap, sleep habits, sleep hygiene, cpap machines

Smart Ways To Get Better Sleep While Traveling

Posted by Jane Sandwood on Sep 22, 2020 12:26:00 PM

If you’re a frequent overseas traveler, then there’s a good chance that you’ve experienced jet lag, which is a common sleep disorder caused by traveling between different time zones. To cope with jet lag, most people choose to take sleeping pills while on a long distance flight, hoping to wake up refreshed once they reach their destination. However, there have been reported instances of travelers experiencing parasomnia or other odd sleep behavior, such as sleep walking, while using sleep aids during long flights.

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Topics: CPAP success, CPAP, travel, cpap machines

Top Travel CPAP Machines of 2020

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Travel season is upon us, and whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally or by air or land, there’s one thing you can’t go without on your trip⁠—a good night’s sleep.

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Topics: travel, cpap accessories, cpap machines, CPAP therapy

CPAP Machines and Camping: A Review of the Best Equipment

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 23, 2020 9:15:00 AM

It’s summer time. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the call for adventure is getting stronger. You crave to be able to spend more time in the great outdoors with friends and family, or perhaps even a little alone time far from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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Topics: travel, cpap machines

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