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Is Your CPAP Machine Working?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 14, 2019 10:22:00 AM

Continuous Positive Airways Pressure, or CPAP, is widely regarded as the best treatment available for obstructive sleep apnea. When properly set and consistently used, it is highly effective, though early on tolerance and compliance can be an issue. It may be easy to tell when a CPAP machine is working, but what are signs that it is not working anymore? Consider some of the major indications that your CPAP machine and equipment may need to either be adjusted or replaced. Here are some of the more typical scenarios:

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Topics: CPAP success, CPAP compliance, cpap machines

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

CPAP Machines and Camping: A Review of the Best Equipment

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 12, 2014 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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