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CPAP or BiPAP? You Have Options

by Americare Respiratory Services
CPAP and BiPAP machines are helpful in controlling and reducing the effects of sleep apnea, but what is the difference between them? Which one is better?

What is a Good Night’s Sleep Anyway?

by Americare Respiratory Services
Sleep monitoring devices can tell us how we’re doing while we sleep, but what does a good night sleep look like, or more importantly, what does it feel like?

Product Review: Wisp Nasal Mask by Philips Respironics

Product Review: Wisp Nasal Mask by Philips Respironics

by Americare Respiratory Services
The new Wisp Nasal Mask by Philips Respironics is the latest device aimed to help sleep apnea suffers get a comfortable and restorative night’s rest without loud machines and obstructive masks.

Does the Brain Ever Adjust to Working Night Shift?

Does the Brain Ever Adjust to Working Night Shift?

by Americare Respiratory Services
The importance of getting enough sleep on a regular basis – 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep – seems common sense, but how do you insure you can accomplish that when you work a night shift or swing shift job?

Sleep Apnea Affects Children Too

Sleep Apnea Affects Children Too

by Tiffany (SU)
Research shows that 1 to 4% of children between the ages of 2 and 8 suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, which can have long-term effects. Learn more about symptoms and treatments for kids with sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Presents Differently in Women

by Americare Respiratory Services
Doctors often have a preconceived notion of what a typical sleep apnea sufferer looks like – a middle-aged, overweight male who snores and wakes up gasping for air. This bias produces a roadblock to diagnosing women with sleep apnea.

5 Common CPAP Mask Problems and What You Can Do About Them

5 Common CPAP Mask Problems and What You Can Do About Them

by Americare Respiratory Services
If you are one of the estimated 18 million people that must use a CPAP and you are having difficulties, read on. Many of the problems are associated with the mask.

Philips DreamStation: An Award-Winning Design for Sleep Therapy

Philips DreamStation: An Award-Winning Design for Sleep Therapy

by Americare Respiratory Services
This PAP machine has a sleek design that makes sleeping comfortable, and its quiet motor won’t disrupt anyone else’s sleep.

Your CPAP is your best sleeping partner

Your CPAP is your best sleeping partner

by Americare Respiratory Services
If you have been diagnosed with OSA and prescribed a CPAP or BiPAP machine, it is important to your health and your daily life to use it. Here are a few tips that may help.

FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia

FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia

by Americare Respiratory Services
The FDA has recently approved the first prescription device aimed to help insomniacs get a better night’s rest without the use of medications.