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Here's How to Monitor Your CPAP Compliance

Posted by RemZzzs on Jul 20, 2018 10:25:00 AM

We've talked a lot about CPAP compliance and the advantages of staying on top of your usage as recommended by your sleep doctors. Not only does proper compliance ensure your therapy is as effective as possible, it helps your insurance provider cover your costs, potentially saving you thousands in the long run.

But how exactly can you and your sleep doctors monitor your compliance? What options do you have for accessing your key compliance data and reporting it to your doctors and your insurance providers? It turns out you have a range of choices depending on your tech skills and your preferences.

Here are some key ways you can monitor your CPAP compliance:

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How to Handle Dry Mouth During CPAP Therapy

Posted by RemZzzs on Jun 29, 2018 9:16:00 AM

Dry mouth is a problem some CPAP users experience, especially those who are just getting started with their therapy. It can also be a more common issue for people using nasal masks or nasal pillows. Not only is it uncomfortable and irritating, it could be a sign your CPAP therapy isn't working as effectively as it could be.

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Here's What You Need to Know About CPAP Compliance

Posted by RemZzzs on Jun 18, 2018 1:30:00 PM

"CPAP compliance" could seem like a confusing term at first, but it's really all about making sure your CPAP therapy is as consistent and effective as possible. That means finding the right equipment, air pressure, headgear, mask, and mask liners to ensure comfortable sleep along with a personalized treatment plan that works for you. 

This means that you'll work directly with your sleep doctor or therapist to learn how to get the most from your therapy and to figure out a daily and nightly routine that set you up for long-term CPAP success.

Perhaps the best reason to be compliant is that health insurance will cover CPAP costs, which keeps $1,500 to $3,000 in your pocket, but only if you meet their minimum requirements.

Let's unpack all the ideas behind CPAP compliance.

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The Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP

Posted by RemZzzs on Jun 11, 2018 9:45:00 AM

CPAP therapy is typically the go-to therapy for patients that suffer from sleep apnea, but it’s not the only kind. While it’s the most common type of treatment, some patients need less air pressure than others.

These patients benefit from CPAP therapy, but they would receive more of a benefit from a BiPAP device. Instead of continuous air pressure keeping their airways open, these patients receive bilevel air pressure allowing them to exhale against a lower pressure.

At first glance, these two types of therapies seem very similar. However, there are specific conditions that require patients to seek out BiPAP therapy.

Continue reading to learn more about the difference between CPAP and BiPAP.

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