Monthly Archives: February 2014

CPAP Supplies

CPAP machines and CPAP masks are composed of many different parts. Collectively, these parts are termed as “CPAP Supplies”. Inspecting and replacing (when required) these parts is a great way to keep your setup fresh and clean without having to spend a lot of money on brand new equipment. There are many different types of […]

CPAP Timeline

CPAP Timeline

1928: EEG Introduced Identifying difference between brain waves during sleep and wakefulness possible now. 1956: Pickwickian syndrome – The True effects of Sleep Apnea revealed Around 1956, Dr. Burwell was treating patients who often had suffered heart failure, extreme sleepiness or fatigue, as well as improper airflow to the lungs; or respiratory failure. 1958: REM […]

Causes of Sleep Apnea

When you’re awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. When you sleep, these muscles relax, which narrows your throat. Normally, this narrowing doesn’t prevent air from flowing into and out of your lungs. But if you have sleep apnea, your airway can become partially or […]

Sleep Apnea Risks

Sleep apnea is considered a serious medical condition. Untreated sleep apnea can: Increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes Increase the risk of, or worsen, heart failure Make arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs), or irregular heartbeats, more likely Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents Sleep apnea is a chronic […]