Top 8 Sleep Aids for a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted Feb 25, 2011 by Kristen P. in Tips & Tricks

Sleep is a behavioral state that is a natural part of every individual’s life and is vital to our health and well being.  Millions of individuals are not getting enough sleep, or are suffering from other sleep problems, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you are one of the millions of people suffering from this problem, you should know that there are little things you can do that can aid you in achieving a better nights sleep.  At Stress.About.com, there is an article written by Elizabeth Scott that gives you the “Top 8 Sleep Aids for a Better Night’s Sleep”.  Here are the top 8 sleep aids that can change the overall comfort in your bedroom and improve how you sleep at night.

  1. Really Great Sheets - Investing in some really great sheets can be a stress reducer and make you feel like royalty.
  2. Soothing Spa Sound – Are great at blocking out background noise while you drift off to sleep. 
  3. Feather Pillows – These are natural sleep aids.  
  4. Feather Mattress Toppers – Provides you with an ultra-comfortable experience just by putting these on top of your old mattress.More...

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Sleep Apnea Facts

Posted Feb 18, 2011 by Kristen P. in CPAP & Sleep Apnea Info

Fifty to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a disorder of sleep and wakefulness. A poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found 62 percent of all adults surveyed had driven a car while feeling drowsy and over 25 percent admitted they had actually dozed off while driving.

Drivers are up to seven times more likely to have an automobile accident if they have untreated obstructive sleep apnea. 23% of people surveyed said they new someone who had experienced a “fall-asleep” automobile accident.More...

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Your Relationship with your CPAP Machine

Posted Feb 11, 2011 by Kristen P. in Lifestyle

Your CPAP machine is an investment in your health that is why it is very important for you to maintain a good relationship with you CPAP by taking good care of it.  At CPAP Supply USA we understand the importance of this relationship that is why we have come up with a list of things you can do so that you can have a long, healthy, and good relationship with your CPAP.

  1. Never submerge your CPAP in water: The outer casing of you unit should not require special maintenance but if it does become necessary be sure to unplug your machine and wipe clean with a moist cloth using a mild pure soap detergent.  Dry your unit thoroughly but you should never submerge your CPAP in water as cleaning method.More...

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Traveling with your CPAP Machine

Posted Feb 4, 2011 by Kristen P. in Lifestyle

With the growth and constant change of technology, CPAP users are no longer confined to the inside of there homes.  They can take summer vacations and visit family members that live far distances and not have to worry about how they are going to be able to bring their much needed CPAP along for the ride.  At CPAP Supply USA, we understand your need to be able to move around freely and comfortably with your CPAP. Due to various airport rules and regulations it is also very important before traveling you contact your airline to check whether any special requirements and restrictions apply because some airlines do not allow passengers to use their CPAP during the flight.More...

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CPAP Use and the Treatment of Heart Disease

Posted Feb 1, 2011 by Kristen P. in CPAP & Sleep Apnea Info

This month, CPAPSUPPLYUSA.COM celebrates American Heart Month.  In our recent efforts to help educate our community, we posted a blog on heart disease.  To all of the faithful and compliant CPAP users, we commend you.  We would like to share with you why wearing your CPAP every night may save your life.

Research has shown that the use of CPAP over an extended period of time may also protect your heart from heart problems such as:

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Stroke
  • Coronary Artery Disease

The association between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular disease is not fully understood, but it is possible that the constant fluctuation in blood oxygen levels caused by sleep apnea may contribute to arterial inflammation, blood flow obstruction and eventually hypertension and cardiovascular-related events according to Dr. Walter McNicholas of the St. Vincent University Hospital.More...

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