If you are one of the 18 million people that suffer with sleep apnea, chances are you are using a CPAP or BiPAP machine. Both of these machines are helpful in controlling and reducing the effects of sleep apnea, but what is the difference between them? And which one is better? Well here’s the scoop.
Many people suffer from the lack of a good night sleep. They wake up feeling like they haven’t slept at all and struggle to stay awake throughout their day. Maybe they have a sleep disorder called obstructed sleep apnea (OSA), and they’re not using their CPAP machine. Why? OSA is a sleep disorder that results
Insomnia, in its simplest terms is difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep. People with insomnia often feel fatigued, have low energy levels, experience a lack of concentration or trouble performing functional tasks and are prone to depression. It Is estimated that nearly 55 million Americans suffer from some degree of insomnia. Now, there is
When people talk about sleep apnea in general, they are almost always referring to obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This is the most common type of sleep apnea, but there is another type that deserves discussion. Central sleep apnea (CSA) also cuts off your air supply when you sleep, but for an entirely different reason.
Searching for the best CPAP machines on the market? If you talk to other CPAP users, ResMed is always highly recommended. ResMed has been an innovator in sleep health for more than 25 years. Just recently, ResMed announced the first non-contact sleep sensor called S+. You can use it to track and improve your sleep
The quality of your sleep is important for overall health reasons. If you do not sleep well, then you risk becoming sleep deprived, which has a negative impact on everyday life. Even the simplest of tasks can seem more stressful when you’re tired. And, your immune system can become compromised if you do not get
Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you snore loudly or gasp for breath when you sleep? Do you feel sleep deprived for weeks at a time? Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans said they experience frequent sleep problems in a recent poll. If you said yes to any of the questions
Last week, we talked about using a heating humidifier to prevent dry mouth with CPAP therapy. One caveat to using a heated humidifier is the risk of condensation inside the tubing, a problem referred to as “rain out.” Rain out happens when there is too much moisture in the air or when the ambient temperature
Sleep apnea is a common condition that can be relieved with the use of a positive airway pressure (PAP) device. There are several kinds of PAP machines, and Americare Respiratory Services carries top of the line brands known to provide the best therapy for sleep apnea. CPAP and BiPAP machines are the most common types