High Blood Pressure Improves from CPAP Therapy

High Blood Pressure Improves from CPAP Therapy

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a consequence of untreated sleep apnea. Blood pressure is an important aspect of the cardiovascular system. If that pressure is too high it can lead to numerous complications that are both scary and life threatening. CPAP therapy is a proven method of treating sleep apnea. Therefore, in a way CPAP is responsible for lowering […]

ResMed Beginnings: The Birth of CPAP

ResMed Beginnings: The Birth of CPAP

  ResMed is arguably the face of CPAP. This article explains how they came to be the powerhouse they are today.   Timeline 2,000+ years ago: First records of sleep apnea symptoms 1836: Charles Dickens inspires first term for sleep apnea, “Pickwickian syndrome” 1877: London Physician gives first known detailed description of OSA 1965: First “apnea” recorded using a polysomnograph […]

Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Did you know that truck drivers, and other commercial drivers, are a risk on US roadways when they do not adhere to obstructive sleep apnea treatment? This article discusses DOT regulations, how sleep apnea affects drivers and driving, some risk factors, and symptoms. Lastly, you can review some F.A.Q.’s. “An American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) survey of more than 800 […]

Sleep Apnea: 7 Spooky Aspects

My how the year is flying by! Halloween is right around the corner; Thanksgiving and Christmas are looming. The fall season brings about hoodies & sweatpants, bonfires & s’mores, and hayrides & cider… Consequently, the summer/fall changeover also brings stuffed noses, congestion, sinus problems, and over-agitated sleep apnea symptoms!     Obstructive sleep apnea is a beast of a condition, […]

Sleep Apnea Statistics with CPAP Therapy Recommended

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 been undiagnosed. An even more alarming stat is that only 50% of the people diagnosed with disordered breathing actually use […]

What’s New With CPAP in 2012

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 commercial insurance providers typically follow Medicare standards, the complete landscape of how often you get new CPAP supplies and the […]