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 […]

Sleep Apnea and Weight Control

A high number of those dealing with sleep apnea have problems with excess weight. In mild sleep apnea, a weight loss in excess of thirty pounds can reverse sleep apnea symptoms for some people. Check with your doctor to see if this is an option for you. Your CPAP unit pressure may need to be […]

Factors That Affect Sleep Apnea

Some factors that cannot be changed are: • Facial structure • Airway size Some factors that can be changed are: • Weight • Alcohol use • Medication use

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 […]

What Is CPAP?

Definition CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. CPAP typically is used by people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea. Overview CPAP treatment involves a CPAP machine, which has three main parts: A mask or other device that fits over your […]

Types of Sleep Apnea

There are two types of sleep apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): This is the most common type of sleep apnea. In this condition, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Obstructive […]

Sleep Apnea Overview

Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. […]