Celebrate! Respironics drops MAP pricing on machines, masks and supplies starting today.

Posted Sep 30, 2013 by Kristen P. in Store News

Today through December 31st, 2013, Philips Respironics is allowing a promotional price decrease of up to 15% on your favorite machines, masks and supplies! As most of you know, Respironics and other manufacturers have strong pricing controls in place that don't often allow us to place these items on sale. But this morning, you can get discounts of up to 15% on those items you need the most. Considering a new Respironics machine or mask? Now is the time to purchase, as we don't know when discounts like this one will come back again.

MAP Pricing Discounts just through December - shop now for your savings!

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Are our mask prices the lowest online?

Posted Sep 19, 2013 by Kristen P. in CPAP Products

Above we mention our Price Guarantee, but recently we've had questions from our customers about whether or not some of our online competitors are selling masks for cheaper than our listed (often MAP- or MIRP-determined) prices.

We did some investigating, and what we found was that some of our online competitors are often selling popular CPAP masks without headgear at a cheaper listed price than our full mask & headgear packages. Often times, these product listings do not state that the headgear is not included, so customers may not even know exactly what they are purchasing until they receive it at home.

We find this practice bad for the customers. As a company that's been selling online for almost ten years, we know that it's difficult enough for CPAP users to navigate buying their much-needed equipment online. We want to make the experience as straight-forward as possible, so we give you all the information you need (plus, our Price Guarantee!) up front.

As authorized dealers of every brand we sell, we can offer you warranties, support, and service that many companies cannot. Often newer companies pop up online, selling products purchased from the "gray market" of medical supplies - machines and masks that may have changed hands multiple times before reaching you, the end user. This often leaves you without a valid warranty or ability to contact the manufacturer for problems or concerns. At CPAP Supply USA, we only sell products sourced directly from the manufacturer and with all applicable warranties intact.

If you have any more questions about competitors or our products, please contact our Customer Service team directly at 866-560-2727. Thank you for your business!

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Shop our Welcome to Fall event and get $5 off every order.

Posted Sep 19, 2013 by Kristen P. in Store News

Now through 9/25, get $5 off every new order. To celebrate cooler weather in most of the US, use code "FIVEOFF" while shopping at our store and get $5 off your order total! Shop for a new mask, machine or replacement supplies now. And with our Price Guarantee, you know you're getting the lowest prices, plus $5 off! Shop now for your savings.

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A Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Gluten?

Posted Sep 12, 2013 by Kristen P. in Lifestyle

Doctors are just starting to understand how certain individuals can be greatly affected by gluten, the main protein in wheat products. Cases of celiac disease and gluten intolerance are rising every year and symptoms and complications are vast and varied, affecting almost every part of the human body. Recent research is showing a link between sleep disorders (or just poor sleep) and gluten sensitivity.

Because it is a relatively new diagnosis with very wide ranging symptoms and complications, celiac disease (or it's milder cousin, gluten intolerance) can go undiagnosed for years. Individuals with either of these disorders may have no idea where their symptoms and health problems are coming from. But as the body of research is beginning to grow, doctors and scientists are finding that your morning bowl of cereal (or your sandwich at lunch, or your dinner roll - let's face it, wheat is a huge part of the American diet) may not be as safe a food choice as it seems.

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Eating gluten triggers an immune reponse that, over time, causes increased inflammation and microscopic damage to the gut. Healthy digestion is a key component of of overall body health, and when it's not functioning properly, you can see a variety of whole body and mind symptoms.

So, what does this have to do with your apnea? The newest research findings (as well as tons of online anecdotal testimonies from patients who've tried gluten-free diets) are linking celiac and gluten to poor sleep, sleep disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea. No one knows exactly how this occurs yet (though, we do know that increased inflammation in the body, from whatever source, can cause a whole host of conditions such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease), but it is occuring. Gluten sensitivity often causes heart burn or acid reflux so maybe that's the connection? Regardless, it's important for you, as a sleep apnea sufferer, to know that there might be something more underneath your health problems.

Getting tested for celiac disease is not the easiest process, and, here's the tough part, there is not current, conclusive test to tell whether or not you have the milder version, gluten intolerance. Many doctors would encourage patients to try and elimination diet where you completely eliminate gluten for a period of 2-4 weeks to see how you health changes overall. Does your joint pain get better or disappear? Does your acid reflux quiet down? Are you sleeping better and for longer stretches? These would all be signs to get tested for celiac disease. If those results come back postive, you'll work with your doctor to determine the best lifestyle changes for your health. And if they come back negative but you still felt better while gluten free? Then keep doing it! Again, no test exists to tell you whether or not you are gluten intolerant, but your symptoms are real. Eliminating gluten (regardless of a celiac diagnosis) has improved the quality of life for thousands of people (myself included!). Google "gluten intolerance" to read countless blogs and articles about how eliminating that one pesky protein has changed the lives of so many.

And many people think being gluten free is too restrictive, and, at first, it can feel that way. The first time I went to the grocery store after making the choice to eliminate gluten, I was lost. Proper research about gluten free products and restaurants in your area can make the biggest difference. My entire family has been without gluten for three years now and it doesn't hold us back from enjoying food at all. Being gluten free has eliminated asthma, eczema, reflux, persistant vomiting, skin rashes, migraines, joint pain, and has calmed the effects of a major auto-immune disorder - all just in my home!

Below are some resources for you to begin... it can seem daunting at first but it may be the step you need to get your energy, life and sleep back on the right track!

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/DS00319

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/symptomsofceliacdisease/a/celiacsymptoms.htm

http://celiac-disease.com/can-celiac-disease-cause-sleep-apnea/

http://kellyhobkirk.com/misc/how-going-gluten-free-changed-my-life/

http://www.glutenfreeliving.com/

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Released today! Four new CPAP masks are available now.

Posted Sep 3, 2013 by Kristen P. in CPAP Products

Newly released masks by ResMed, Philips Respironics and Circadiance Sleepweaver - all available for purchase today. Read on to see the new ResMed Swift FX Nano and Nano for HerRespironics Amara Gel Full Face Mask, and the Sleepweaver Anew All-Cloth Full Face-Style Mask... a new mask for everyone's individual needs today!

New from Respironics - The Amara Gel Full Face

Our newest full face mask is now fully customizable. Choose from the original silicone, air-filled cushion, or now, choose a gel full face cushion that molds gently to your face as you sleep. An excellent new option to an already proven Respironics mask. Shop for yours now...

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New from ResMed - The Swift FX™ Nano Masks

Combining the amazing simplicity of the Swift masks that we all love with the comfort and ease-of-use of a ResMed nasal mask, the Nano is the best of both worlds. In design, this mask is a compact nasal mask, but it fits just like the smaller nasal pillows-style masks. This mask is available in the Nano and the Nano for Herstarting just today! Shop for yours now...

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New from Sleepweaver - The Anew Cloth Full Face

Cloth masks by Sleepweaver are the newest successful mask styles to be introduced in recent years, and now full face mask users have this option too! The Anew Cloth Mask is designed in style for those who breathe through their mouths and require a full face design. Now you have the option for an all-cloth, very soft, and loose-fitting mask option. Shop for yours now... 

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