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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

Maintaining Good Sleep Hygiene while “Sheltering in Place”

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 2, 2020 11:42:39 AM

Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways. But, when we are asked to "shelter in place," your normal routine and habits are thrown for a loop.  How can we maintain good sleep hygiene?

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Topics: CPAP success, losing sleep, sleep hygiene, work stress

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

Why You Should Buy CPAP Equipment Before the End of 2020

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 18, 2019 1:31:00 PM

The holidays are closing in and are a busy time of year when we spend our time Christmas shopping, making winter travel plans, enjoying the company of our families and deciding just what to make our New Year's resolutions. And for many of us, our New Year's resolutions often revolve around making our lives healthier and happier. Whether it's making healthier food choices, exercising more often, or quitting bad habits like smoking, many of us choose to start the next year off aiming at self improvement.

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Topics: CPAP success, holidays

Allergies and Sleep Apnea: How are they connected?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 18, 2019 1:21:00 PM

Allergies and sleep apnea: How are they connected? Spring has arrived, and allergy season is upon us once again. With that in mind, the blog turns its attention to the topic of sleep apnea and allergies.

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Topics: CPAP success, CPAP Masks, allergies

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