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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CPAP Mask Differences: Nasal Mask vs Full Face Mask

CPAP Mask Differences: Nasal Mask vs Full Face Mask

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Determining the right CPAP mask is one of the most important steps in managing your sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or with automatic positive airway pressure (APAP). With a variety of options on the market, it can be hard to know which is best since there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option that is preferred by all patients. Finding a suitable sleep apnea mask comes down to understanding your breathing needs, matching your sleeping habits, and ensuring comfort throughout the night. The team at ApneaMed has put together a comparison of CPAP nasal masks and full face masks...

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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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Why Is Snoring Still Occurring With My CPAP Mask?

Why Is Snoring Still Occurring With My CPAP Mask?

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Have you ever snored so loud you’ve woken yourself up? What about having a partner or family member tell you that you “snore so loud you could wake the dead”? If you’ve had a snoring problem, then you’re absolutely not alone. Millions of people suffer from chronic snoring but there are several different reasons why. If you were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, then you may have been told that your CPAP or AutoPAP mask would eliminate snoring--and it’s true, so long as your mask is working properly!  What Is Snoring?  Snoring happens to everyone at some point...

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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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