Can CPAP Machines Make You Sick?

Can CPAP Machines Make You Sick?

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When using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to treat sleep apnea, you might find yourself asking if CPAP therapy can lead to infections or other health problems. With CPAP therapy, the individual wears a mask that provides continuous air pressure while sleeping to help their airways open. As a result, the sleep apnea patients’ airways don’t collapse, allowing them to get a sound night’s sleep. But with the machine consistently blowing air through your lungs, it can leave you questioning its overall cleanliness.  While the CPAP machine itself is a sterile breathing device, it becomes exposed to germs...

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How to Convince Your Partner They Snore and Need Help

How to Convince Your Partner They Snore and Need Help

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We all value the moment we get to crawl into bed after a long day to share pillow talk with our partners. But when you turn out the lights, you’re probably hoping to fall into a deep sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed the next day. So when your partner begins snoring loudly, you’re in for a rude awakening — quite literally! There are few things more frustrating than sleeping beside someone who snores all night long. While it may start as a minor nuisance, it often leads to frustration in a relationship. If your partner’s snoring keeps you awake...

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Does Fitbit Work to Track Sleep Apnea?

Does Fitbit Work to Track Sleep Apnea?

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There are few things more frustrating than getting a bad night’s sleep — especially when your wearable device lets you know about it as soon as you wake up. Many individuals rely on their smart trackers, such as Fitbits, for more than just step counting.  In recent years, Fitbit has introduced new technology that provides wearers with detailed insights into their sleeping patterns, helping pinpoint a deeper issue that needs to be resolved. While wearable technology makes tracking sleep possible, can a Fitbit track sleep apnea?  ApneaMed walks you through how Fitbits track sleep and if they can reliably diagnose...

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Mouth Breathing & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Mouth Breathing & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Have you ever paid attention to how you breathe as you fall asleep at night? While the most common way to breathe is through the nose, some individuals may notice that they breathe primarily through their mouths. This typically occurs when a person is suffering from congestion due to allergies, sinus problems, inflammation, or a physical obstruction. While these breathing restrictions might not seem like a big deal, they can lead to breathing issues as an adult. The team at ApneaMed has outlined how mouth breathing can negatively impact your health and what you can do to resolve your breathing...

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CPAP Therapy: Instant Sleep Apnea Relief Or Steady Improvements?

CPAP Therapy: Instant Sleep Apnea Relief Or Steady Improvements?

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As someone who suffers from sleep apnea, you know how difficult it can be to get a good night’s sleep. So when you opt for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, you might be wondering how long it’ll take to find relief from sleep apnea.  Have you found yourself wondering how long CPAP therapy will take? Maybe you’re questioning if CPAP therapy will only help your symptoms or if they will be eliminated completely. Will you find instant sleep apnea relief or steady improvement? ApneaMed is here to help you understand why you might not see dramatic improvement from CPAP...

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