Category Archives: CPAP & Sleep Apnea

You’ve never heard of Sleep Apnea? It’s time to learn more.

Sleep apnea is a debilitating and life-shortening condition that is estimated to affect as many as 22 million people in the United States – and most don’t know it! Untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to other serious ailments like depression, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that happens […]

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Traveling with CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP

As we go into the holiday season, it’s likely that you may be in a situation where you want to travel, and if you use CPAP, BiPAP, or APAP therapy, you will need to bring your equipment with you. Did you know that CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP equipment is allowed through TSA security checkpoints? They […]

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PAP Supplies – Reordering and Insurance

Did you know? Insurance covers CPAP Therapy, including re-ordering of common replacement parts on a regular basis. Frequently, we find that PAP Supplies can be confusing for many of our patients… what needs to be re-ordered, and how often does insurance allow for new supplies? Overall, you can follow the rule of “1, 3, 6” […]

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Treating Sleep Apnea with CPAP

Today, there are a variety of treatment options available for patients with sleep apnea, including CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.   CPAP is the leading therapy for treating sleep apnea, and it involves patients wearing a facial or nasal mask when sleeping.   The mask is connected to an air pump that […]

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Sleep Apnea: Do You Have Symptoms?

Lots of people think that snoring is the main indicator for a sleep apnea diagnosis. But as it turns out, there are many common symptoms that, when put together, can determine if it’s time to see a doctor. Sleep disorders and sleep-disordered breathing (SBD) symptoms can also indicate a more serious underlying condition (like heart […]

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Common CPAP Problems & How to Fix Them

CPAP is the leading therapy for treating sleep apnea, and it involves patients wearing a facial or nasal mask when sleeping. The mask is connected to an air pump that creates positive air flow in the patient’s nasal passages, keeping his or her airway open during sleep. However, CPAP therapy is not without its challenges […]

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