AutoPAP, CPAP & BiPAP: Which Is Best For Treating Your Sleep Apnea?

AutoPAP, CPAP & BiPAP: Which Is Best For Treating Your Sleep Apnea?

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If you suffer from a form of sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend that you use a breathing machine at night to help provide the airflow you need — reducing your breathing cessations and allowing for a deeper night’s sleep. You might be skeptical about using a breathing machine, but with a simple mask that is worn throughout the night, you’ll receive pressure that makes it easier for you to breathe. This treatment method is known as positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. When undergoing PAP therapy, your doctor will help you determine which type of breathing machine is the right...

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6 Reasons To Love Your CPAP Machine

6 Reasons To Love Your CPAP Machine

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For those dealing with sleep apnea, CPAP therapy is a game changer for both their mental and physical wellbeing. While CPAP compliance offers a few challenges during the adjustment period, most patients find the plethora of benefits from CPAP therapy to outweigh any downsides. From the moment you start using a CPAP machine, you’ll experience some of the short-term benefits, followed by long-term benefits that will allow you to leave a happier and healthier life. Here are six benefits you’ll experience when using a CPAP machine. 1) Improved Heart Health It’s fairly common for those struggling with a sleeping disorder...

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Thyroid Problems Could Also Mean Sleep Apnea Problems

Thyroid Problems Could Also Mean Sleep Apnea Problems

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Hormones control and regulate almost every system in our entire body. Because it’s supposed to run like a well-oiled machine, when one thing goes wrong, it can have a domino effect on other parts of your health. Because of hormones’ importance, the thyroid can be extremely important in regulating several systems.  Having an under or overactive thyroid can cause weight gain, weight loss, dizziness, fatigue, and several other more insidious symptoms. But, did you also know that your improperly functioning thyroid can also cause sleep problems?  One of the best ways to see if your thyroid is going haywire is...

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How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

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When you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, it does a lot more than cause fatigue due to a lack of quality of sleep. Because, when you lack the right amount of sleep, your immune system is also impacted in a number of ways, such as slowing down your immune system.  Poor Sleep Inhibits T Cells Your T cells are part of your immune system. These cells specifically fight off viral pathogens, from the regular flu to cancer. But, without enough sleep, your body's T cells become inhibited by higher levels of stress hormones—specifically, noradrenaline and adrenaline—which makes your...

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Risks of Used CPAP Machines

Risks of Used CPAP Machines

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So you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, now what? The next steps can feel a little overwhelming. What kind of therapy is best for me? What do I want? What kind of long-term treatment can I live with? We know you have tons of questions about what to do going forward.  The reality is that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), or ApneaMed’s automatic positive airway pressure (AutoPAP), therapy prove to be the most effective treatment for most types and levels of sleep apnea. But you need to be especially careful about where you get your CPAP from. Buying a used...

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