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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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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