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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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What Happens If You Don't Clean Your CPAP Equipment?

Posted by RemZzzs on May 31, 2018 8:05:00 PM

Keeping your CPAP equipment clean is an essential step toward getting the best performance, comfort, and hygiene in your CPAP therapy. But it can seem like every manufacturer of CPAP devices has different cleaning instructions. Do you really need to deep-clean your mask and machine once per week, like some manufacturers recommend?

We created our comprehensive guide to CPAP maintenance and cleaning to help users understand how to get the most from their CPAP therapy and dispel some of the myths. But what are the risks in not keeping your device clean?

In this article, we explore the possible implications of falling behind in your CPAP maintenance and cleaning.

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These Apps Can Help You Get Better Sleep

Posted by RemZzzs on May 22, 2018 4:27:56 PM

 

Many people struggle to get enough good-quality sleep to feel energized and focused. It's especially tough for people with sleep apnea to get consistent, restful sleep. Not only is a good night's sleep key to being rested and productive, it also affects our overall health. That means getting the right sleep is important for everyone, even if it can be a challenge.

The good news is that there's a variety of smartphone apps you can use to understand your sleep patterns better and see what you can do to adjust your sleep schedule for a better night's rest.

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