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Do I Need a Sleep Study to Get a CPAP Device?

Posted by RemZzzs on Mar 26, 2018 9:26:02 AM

If you suspect you have sleep apnea, a sleep study is the best way to determine if you actually have the sleep disorder. If your doctor has ordered a sleep study to understand the cause of your sleep troubles, you should know what a sleep study is and how they work.

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Will Medicare Pay for a CPAP Device?

Posted by RemZzzs on Mar 7, 2018 7:09:00 AM

 

Does Medicare pay for CPAP Equipment? Snoring is no fun. But if it’s sleep apnea you’re suffering from, a cranky partner is the least of your concerns. With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you’re in danger of contracting a whole host of other serious ailments, including diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and depression.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million U.S. adults suffer from sleep apnea, with prevalence as high as 10% to 20% in children who snore habitually. OSA happens to both genders in all age groups.

Thankfully, there’s continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for sleep apnea sufferers. But will Medicare and other insurances cover the cost of CPAP machine usage?

The answer is yes, but you must meet certain conditions – very specific conditions, in fact.

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Comfort and Compliance

Posted by Debbie on Mar 3, 2017 2:31:13 AM

A few years ago Resmed launched a campaign to promote “Comfort equals Compliance,” and we totally agree. Let’s take a closer look at these two words.

Comfort - “A state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.”

Compliance - “The state of abiding by rules or standards.”

What do “comfort” and “compliance” have in common?  I’d say ‘just about everything’. Some things just naturally go together; peanut butter and jelly, a boat and oar, Scooby and Shaggy, hot dog and bun. Sure, you could split up any one of these twosomes, but it just wouldn’t have the same effect!

 Comfort and compliance are the dynamic duo in CPAP therapy.

How many people would love to parachute from an airplane without the proper equipment? I’m guessing it wouldn’t be too comfortable crashing headlong onto the ground! Or what about rock climbing without a harness or protective gloves?

Ouch!

 The same is true for wearing a silicone CPAP mask against your face all night without using a protective barrier. Let’s be honest here…we all sweat and have oily skin, and a CPAP mask tends to cause skin irritation when it sits on the face for hours at a time.

Not comfortable.

 CPAP therapy has a ‘usage standard’ for a patient to follow in order to be considered compliant; a minimum 4 hours of use each night. The natural solution for compliance in CPAP therapy is found in the comfort of RemZzzs® full mask liners...they just go together, kinda like peanut butter and jelly!  

A customer once emailed to say that “using a RemZzzs® is like sleeping on a soft cotton pillowcase instead of a vinyl cover.”  

We agree.

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