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 […]

Sleep Apnea Causes Memory Loss

Sleep Apnea Causes Memory Loss

Recent studies have shown a link between obstructive sleep apnea and memory loss. Obstructive sleep apnea affects an estimated 900+ million people in the world, making this a global concern. How Does OSA Cause Memory Loss? People think that they are having issues with memory because of not sleeping enough. However, studies point to the brain actually being injured, and […]

The NEW ResMed AirFit N30i Nasal CPAP Mask

The NEW ResMed AirFit N30i Nasal CPAP Mask

ResMed AirFit™ N30i Nasal CPAP Mask With another expansion of the AirFit™ line of products, the N30i is a newly designed nasal CPAP mask. The top-of-the-head tube design is very different than previous nasal masks from ResMed; the N30i is less intrusive, more flexible, and more lightweight. Features of the AirFit™ N30i Top-of-the-head tube design allows for multiple sleep positions […]

7 Ways to CPAP Better in 2019

7 Ways to CPAP Better in 2019

Well here we are…2019! A new year brings new opportunities and new beginnings. Get your year started right…utilize the information within the following list and CPAP better in 2019! 1. Invest in a CPAP Sanitizer Maintaining clean CPAP supplies is a crucial aspect of your therapy. Dirty supplies can lead to ineffective treatment and/or sickness. An easy way to do […]

The New Fisher & Paykel SleepStyle CPAP Machine

The New Fisher & Paykel SleepStyle CPAP Machine

Introducing Fisher & Paykel’s newest device, the SleepStyle™ CPAP Machine!   The all new SleepStyle™ Auto by Fisher & Paykel is the latest in premium CPAP machines for 2019. This model replaces the F&P ICON series and includes new features. Additionally, the SleepStyle™ is smaller and more user friendly than the ICON. Simplicity is Key Every detail has been considered […]

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 […]

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 […]

Know your CPAP Equipment

October 21st was National Check your Meds Day…weird holiday, I know. However, there is some merit to the reasoning behind the idea. Millions of people take daily prescriptions, most of which are required for them to function properly. It is important to be educated about those medications: know what they are made of, the side effects the medicine causes, how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 seen in the light of day they are often confronted with the same awkward question; “So, you basically watch people sleep all […]