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Could Sleep Apnea Machines be a solution to the ventilator shortage?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 1, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Doctors at New York-based Northwell Health made extra ventilators from breathing machines for people with conditions like sleep apnea and shared instructions online Tuesday.

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Packing for Better Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 18, 2020 3:26:00 PM

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Side Effects of CPAP and How to Deal with Them

Posted by Daniela Brannon and Jennifer Hines on Feb 14, 2020 10:27:32 AM

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, cpap machines, CPAP therapy

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

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