Sleep Apnea Diet: Do’s & Dont’s

Sleep Apnea Diet: Do’s & Dont’s

There are a multitude of effects that our daily lives have on sleep apnea. Exercise, smoking, drinking, and stress are just a few aspects of life that positively or negatively affect sleep apnea. Eating habits also have an enormous affect on sleep apnea. Eating the wrong foods day-in and day-out will create a deadly cycle of despair. Naturally, we all […]

Can I Use Health Accounts to Buy CPAP Equipment?

Can I Use Health Accounts to Buy CPAP Equipment?

Yes! You can use health savings accounts like HSA’s, HRA’s & FSA’s to purchase CPAP equipment. Durable Medical Equipment, including CPAP equipment and supplies, is eligible for reimbursement under all of the following health savings accounts. Overview These accounts are great for people who have high-deductible plans. They help supplement funds for medical needs when the primary insurance does not […]

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 […]

Veterans of CPAP

Veterans of CPAP

Veterans day, November 11th, is a day of remembrance. Americans remember the sacrifices that the brave men and women before us endured so that we could be a free nation. We remember our victories and our defeats. We honor our veterans! In honor of this Veterans day, here are some of the 1800CPAP veterans. These products have proven themselves on […]

PTSD Linked to Sleep Apnea

PTSD Linked to Sleep Apnea

PTSD and sleep apnea are linked according to a study done that involved military veterans. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder affects hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. Those people, consequently, find it difficult living a normal life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A traumatic life experience, or witnessing a traumatic event can lead to ongoing effects. As a result, PTSD sets in. […]

Exercise to Combat Sleep Apnea

Exercise to Combat Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Exercise…Really? This article will discuss some exercises you can do to strengthen your respiratory muscles. First, ill explain a little about how the respiratory system works. Then, you will read through some tongue & jaw exercises, as well as breathing exercises that will help manage your sleep apnea symptoms.     What does an athlete do to get […]

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, […]

Brain Damage Reversed by CPAP

Obstructive sleep apnea has many terrible side effects, one being brain damage. No, not the brain damage you’re thinking of…(the vegetative, unable to take care of yourself, type) More like damage to grey and white matter that cause impairments to cognition, mood, and daytime alertness. CPAP therapy has shown to reverse the damage done to the grey and white matter […]