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Sleep Apnea: A Factor in Carrie Fisher’s Death

How Apnea Played a Role in Leia’s Death Carrie Fisher, known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, made the news this week when it was released that sleep apnea played a role in her untimely death. Throughout the … Continue reading

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CPAP Mask Reviews for 2017

   It’s that time of year again where we spotlight some of the best CPAP mask reviews on the market for 2016 and look ahead at new CPAP mask deals coming on the market for 2017. Name brand companies like … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea and Shoulder Pain

Sleep Apnea Linked To Shoulder Pain Apnea and Aches Could my sleep apnea be the cause of my shoulder pain? Anyone who has crossed over to the 40 years and older club will tell you that you start feeling your age. … Continue reading

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Bigfoot Needs a CPAP

Stern Show “Wack” Packer Needs CPAP Hey Now. While listening to some Sternthology on the Howard Stern show a few weeks ago I came across one of the shows that highlighted the first time the “Wack Packer” Bigfoot was introduced … Continue reading

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Home Sleep Study: Insurance versus Self Pay

Home Sleep Study Cost and Options It’s that time of year again when people with health insurance will notice their deductible is about to roll over. Insurance is one of those words that feel like a safety blanket to protect … Continue reading

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How Long Does A CPAP Machine Last?

What Does Your CPAP Machine and Your Furnace Have in Common? Last week the motor in my furnace burned out and like any normal person my first thought were “How much is this going to cost me?” and “Should the … Continue reading

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DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask Product Review

New Respironics DreamWear CPAP Mask In a scene that could best be described as a “mission impossible” security clearance situation our staff that attended the APSS June sleep conference in Seattle this year were able to get a sneak peak … Continue reading

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CPAP Mask Reviews: New CPAP Products

Finding Your New CPAP Products Just Got Easier! Regardless if you are new to CPAP or you have been a long time user you may not be aware of all the new cpap products available to you. Many people that are initially provided … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Disorder and the 18 Million Suffering From It

Apnea Disorder Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that affects up to 18 million people in the United States. Up to 4% of Americans have an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes a number of health problems such … Continue reading

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Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Make Sure You Understand Which CPAP Machine You Need

Do you suffer from sleep apnea? If so, you’re not alone. Around 18 million Americans are estimated to have this condition, which causes you to stop breathing for anywhere from a few seconds to even a minute. Left untreated and … Continue reading

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CPAP Battery Pack for Camping and Travel

A Storm is Coming. Are You Prepared? Affordable CPAP Battery Solutions for Camping and Travel Excited to say it has arrived! A New Revolutionary CPAP Backup Power Supply & Travel Battery that will ensure continuous therapy all night long in … Continue reading

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Can Airing™ Micro CPAP Improve Compliance?

Forget Winter, the Biggest Small Thing in Sleep Medicine is Coming! I may be getting ahead of myself by posing the question about compliance considering this project is still in its funding phase but for the sake of keeping this … Continue reading

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CPAP in Television and Movies

12 Times CPAP Made A Guest Appearance in Television It was a lazy Sunday afternoon and I am on the couch playing Words with Friends or some other addicting phone app when one of my kids screams out “CPAP”. I … Continue reading

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Which is Better? Snoring Mouth Guards or CPAP

Snoring Mouth Guards or CPAP? When did the phrase “As Seen on TV” become the gold standard barometer of a quality product? I just heard a commercial on satellite radio with a bold message to “get rid of your CPAP and … Continue reading

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Finding The Best CPAP Mask for You

The Best CPAP Mask for Your Nose It can be very frustrating trying out different CPAP masks every night just trying to find the best CPAP mask for you. There are so many different types it can lead some people … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Statistics with CPAP Therapy Recommended

Sleep Apnea Statistics Sleep apnea effects up to 22 millions people however most of these people are unaware they suffer from it. Sleep apnea statistics say that as much as 80% of the people that have this sleep disorder have … Continue reading

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Depression Treatment with CPAP for Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Depression Researchers have already established that the estimated 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea are four times more likely to have a stroke and three times more likely to experience heart disease if gone untreated. … Continue reading

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Improve CPAP Comfort with These 10 Tips

Simple Hacks to Improve CPAP Comfort One night in the sleep lab while preparing the hook-up (sleep technician talk for applying electrodes and sensors) I witnessed something I had never seen in my 8 years as a sleep medicine professional.  … Continue reading

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9 Things That Drive Sleep Technologists Crazy

9 Things About Testing That Will Make A Sleep Technologist Bite Their Tongue Sleep technicians are scrub wearing, caffeine chugging, electrode toting nocturnal inhabitants that roam the halls of sleep clinics and hospitals during the haunting hours of the night.  If … Continue reading

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Best CPAP Masks of 2014-2015

Compare the Best CPAP Masks 2014 As the last few days of 2014 wind down we take a look back at some of the new and top rated CPAP masks that came on the market in 2014 and a look … Continue reading

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Sleep Debt Hurts Healthy Sleep Habits

How Much Sleep Debt Do You Owe? You may have a credit score above 700 but that doesn’t mean that a debt collector is not calling to you every day in the form of daytime sleepiness, fatigue and irritability. The … Continue reading

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How Dirty is Your CPAP?

I had to fight nausea a few times when I was handed a excessively dirty CPAP mask. We have seen our fair share of stomach churning dirty CPAP masks come into our store over the years. I often ask myself how or … Continue reading

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17 Things Only CPAP Users Will Understand

 A look at the lighter side of sleep apnea therapy and treatment! 1. Your friends and family will make every sci-fi character reference that comes to mind when they see you with your mask on. Darth Vader has been the … Continue reading

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AirSense 10 New Series of CPAP by ResMed (S10)

ResMed AirSense 10 Series Review The new AirSense reminds me of a story. A few years ago I was at a sleep conference in Minneapolis talking to Fisher and Paykel representatives over dinner and drinks about their new technology, SenseAwake. After … Continue reading

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Paying Out of Pocket versus Using Insurance for CPAP Supplies?

Ever Wonder Why Doctors Take Vacation in July? I saw a major trend every year during the summer months at the sleep disorders center I worked for as a Director of Lab Operations.  Referrals were down and patient schedulers’ were … Continue reading

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Sleep and Age: How Much Should You Be Getting

How Many Hours Do I Need? Sleep and Age Sleep is essential to having a healthy and productive life, but getting enough is not always very easy. Many people believe that eight hours of sleep is the ideal amount of … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and the Importance of Sleep – What You Need to Know

It may seem strange to see the words pregnancy and sleep together in the same sentence since they so rarely coexist. Between all of the hormonal and physical changes, getting rest can seem like a very rare occurrence. Each trimester … Continue reading

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Daily Habits That Help Improve My Sleep

Improve My Sleep with These Tips It is important to get a good night’s rest, but so few people manage it consistently. Any insomniac can tell you that sleep is so much more than just laying down to go to … Continue reading

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How Sleep Heals the Body

Sleep is more than just time to rest after a busy day. It is, in fact, when your body has a chance to regenerate and heal, and it is a necessity for the overall health of your body. While we … Continue reading

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Curing Depression with CPAP Machines

Depression with CPAP Therapy Many people experience depression and the feelings of sadness and hopelessness it brings. The chemical imbalances that cause depression can result in a loss of interest in things that you use to enjoy, days full of fatigue, … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Habits that Help Sleep Apnea

 Sleep apnea is a common disorder that plagues more than 18 million Americans every year. This condition causes the back of the throat to collapse during sleep, which constricts the airflow that delivers life-giving oxygen to vital organs such as … Continue reading

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Is Snoring Dangerous To My Health?

My Name is Jason and I Snore…Loudly Many of us are all too familiar with being banished to the couch or spare bedroom because of our embarrassing little problem; heavy snoring. Maybe some of you are the butt of your … Continue reading

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The New ResMed AirFit F10 Full Face CPAP Mask

New ResMed AirFit F10 Full Face Mask Say Hello to My Little Friend Has the CPAP therapy market turned gangster? The trend seems to be “family” of masks and these “families” seem intent on knocking each other off? You have … Continue reading

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CPAP and Weight Loss: The New Sleep Diet

CPAP and Weight Loss While driving my 8 year old son to baseball practice last week I heard what may be the best marketing angle for a commercial on the radio. It wasn’t your typical “We are the Best” or … Continue reading

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Is ResMed Discontinuing the Swift FX Nasal Pillow Mask?

Is the Swift FX CPAP Mask Going Away? In recent weeks we have seen the launch of the AirFit P10 (ResMed 62900) and AirFit P10 for Her (ResMed 62910), a nasal pillow mask series released by ResMed. With much hype … Continue reading

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CPAP Machine Reviews and Comparison

CPAP Machine Reviews 2013-2014 Buyer’s Comparison Guide to CPAP & Auto CPAP Machines Two years ago we brought you a CPAP education page that offered to compare all the different brands CPAP machines and Auto CPAP machines (APAP) and for … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Sleep Technologist

Confessions of a Sleep Technologist “Laugh  and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” Anthony  Burgess 1.) We fully understand you are sleep deprived and in many cases you don’t even want to be at the sleep … Continue reading

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7 Common Problems for First Time CPAP Users

7 Common CPAP Problems Users Face In 2004 I was working CPAP consultations at our sleep lab when a little old couple walked in for their follow up appointment. I immediately remembered them from their nights at the sleep lab … Continue reading

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13 Random Sleep Facts You Just Need to Know

Odd Sleep Facts 1.) What Do My Dreams Mean? There’s not a clear cut answer and some experts argue that we dream to fix experiences in long-term memory, meaning we dream about things in our life worth remembering. Others argue … Continue reading

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Quattro Air Full Face Mask by ResMed Making Waves

ResMed Quattro Air: Have We Crowned a New Champion For Best CPAP Mask? I spend a lot of time on the sleep tech Facebook pages trying to stay “in the loop” with what sleep techs are facing these days (besides … Continue reading

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Top Rated CPAP Masks on The Market

Best and Top Rated CPAP Masks on the Market. Jason Smith, RPSGT 6/17/2013 Halfway through 2013 we take a look at current CPAP products that are considered to be top rated. A big question has always been how do we … Continue reading

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Home Sleep Apnea Testing: A Positive Alternative for OSA Diagnosis and CPAP Compliance?

Home sleep apnea testing market continues to grow as more and more insurance companies decline reimbursement for in-lab diagnostic polysomnograms. This is not recent news and it doesn’t take much more than common sense to know that the average person … Continue reading

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Differences Between CPAP, Auto CPAP, and BiPAP Machines

I have found myself writing a lot of blogs that cater to people that have already been diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea which really isn’t fair to the greater percentage of the population that are unaware they even have … Continue reading

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CPAP Mask Comparison and Reviews

CPAP Mask Reviews: Compare and Shop In the early 1900s during the automotive boom there were literally hundreds of different automobile manufacturers and models of cars. You wouldn’t know that today and it’s hard to rattle off more than a … Continue reading

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1800CPAP Would Like to To Give Thanks To…

Thankful for CPAP In honor of Thanksgiving, we are giving our list of 30 things for 30 days of November we are thankful for. 1.)    Our loyal customers (guess that’s a given, huh) 2.)    Selling ResMed CPAP products lower than … Continue reading

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Why Am I So Tired In The Morning?

Need More Sleep? #JustLetMeSleepALittleLonger I do not want to work out this morning. Period. End of Story.  I want to pull the covers back over my head, reset my alarm clock for one more hour of precious sleep. Within 30 … Continue reading

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What is That CPAP Thingy Called?

It says C-P-A-P, not C-R-A-P. Do you call it “soda” or do you call it “pop”; or maybe you call it “soda pop”? Whatever you call it, it’s always weird or awkward to hear it called by something else yet … Continue reading

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Devilbiss IntelliPAP Products; Our Back to Sleep Specials

We have a holiday weekend approaching and it’s hard to not look ahead to all the fun activities we have in store; good food, fireworks, some good music and maybe some spirits or two.  School is staring back up, swimming … Continue reading

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What’s New With CPAP in 2012

Cuts to CPAP Reimbursement and CPAP Replacement Schedule Hold on to your hats; it’s an election year and the hot topic is still healthcare reform and reimbursement cuts. So what does this mean to the average CPAP user?  Considering most … Continue reading

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What Is A Good Night’s Sleep Really Worth?

I see a lot of diagnostic sleep tests come across my desk and it’s not uncommon to see Mr. John Doe have an AHI (apnea hypopnea index) on average of 30. What does that mean,  AHI = 30? Many people … Continue reading

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1800CPAP Delivers A Good Night’s Sleep to Truckers

Home Sleep Apnea Testing for Truckers We are seeing an amazing increase in self pay home sleep apnea testing from people that work in the transportation industry and it’s not surprising as to why. The hot topic of conversation in … Continue reading

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Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks Available Are…

Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks for Compliance Someone once told me that to keep the reader’s attention when “blogging” to start off with a story or a joke. So I’ll give you a quick story before I begin my ramblings about … Continue reading

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CPAP & Sleep Apnea Myths and Truths

Myths About CPAP and Sleep Apnea I can set my watch everyday by the 9 am phone calls or emails about the same CPAP questions that come up and though some are very entertaining (insert hour long phone call from the … Continue reading

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Could CPAP Cure Your Hangover?

CPAP & Red Wine: Hangover Cure Recent studies have suggested that consuming red wine may significantly benefit your health; and millions everywhere parlayed this data into “Sure I’ll have another glass; it’s doctor recommended”. One sentence into this blog you … Continue reading

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Untreated Sleep Apnea and Death of Deadliest Catch Star

Sleep Apnea and Death I would like to start off by saying I am a huge fan of Discovery channel hit series Deadliest Catch and the personalities of the cast and crew that have entertained us for years. There are … Continue reading

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CPAP Replacement Supplies Cost: What You Are Not Being Told

DME, Your Insurance and CPAP Replacement Supplies Cost We pride ourselves on providing you with the best equipment at the lowest prices with superior service and support. 1800CPAP.com would like to offer you some advice about using insurance for CPAP … Continue reading

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Buying and Selling Used CPAP Machines

Used CPAP Machines to Buy or Sell 1800CPAP.com offers a variety of options for people looking to purchase used CPAP machines, Auto Adjusting CPAP or BiPAP from ResMed, Philips Respironics, Fisher & Paykel! The pre-owned CPAP inventory has 3 different product categories; Pre-Owned, Open Box Specials, and … Continue reading

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ResMed S9 VPAP Adapt SV for Complex Sleep Apnea

S9 VPAP Adapt: Treating Central and Complex Apnea Finding a place to buy a ResMed S9 VPAP Adapt SV (part numbers 36037, 36047, and 36057) and get a good price can be as rare finding that pot of gold at the end … Continue reading

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CPAP Machine Repairs: Services and Options

CPAP Machine Repairs It seems every day we receive calls from CPAP users that have a malfunctioning CPAP or BiPAP machine that needs repaired or serviced. It sounds to me that some of the home health care companies are dropping … Continue reading

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Auto CPAP Machines versus Fixed Pressure for Sleep Apnea

Are Auto CPAP Machines Better Than Fixed Pressure CPAP? Written By: Jason Smith, RPSGT Co-Written By: Jason Crowe Date: 2/29/12 There has been an on-going debate in the field of sleep medicine about Auto CPAP machines being used to establish … Continue reading

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