Daily Archives: March 2, 2014

Sleepy-driving is as unsafe as drunk driving

Being drowsy or “half asleep” impairs your road sense.   Drinking is probably the biggest and most heavily stressed “do not” when it comes to driving, and most people would never even consider sleep to have a negative correlation with driving, yet new data tells us otherwise! If an average person gets less than six […]

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Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A person who has obstructive sleep apnea often is not the first to recognize the signs. Often, bed partner or family members who observe the patient at rest witness the periods of apnea. A person with obstructive sleep apnea usually begins snoring heavily soon after falling asleep. The snoring is then interrupted by a long […]

What is APAP or AutoPAP?

AutoPAP – also known as “APAP”, “auto-titrating CPAP”, “auto-adjusting CPAP”, or “self-adjusting CPAP.” A CPAP machine is set for one continuous pressure. An AutoPAP automatically adjusts, on a breath-by-breath basis, to deliver the minimum pressure needed to keep the upper airway open during sleep. This allows the device provide you with your ideal pressure over […]