Are you stuck in a CPAP mask rut? Have you been using the same mask for years? Or are you using the same mask that is given to every patient who visits your medical equipment company? Have you ever stopped to consider all the different mask types and how they might affect your CPAP therapy?
Many of our customers have never considered a different type of mask or even a newer, more advanced mask of the same type they currently use. And while the adage often holds true that “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it”, there is still something to be said for educating yourself about the new mask technology available and the types of masks that might be better for your sleep situation.
THE NASAL CPAP MASK
The most commonly used mask (especially for first time CPAP users), the nasal CPAP mask is probably the mask we think of most often when picturing CPAP therapy. This sort of mask covers the nose only, generally with triangular shape silicone or foam cushion. It most often ha... [More]
Side Effects of CPAP Use and What You Can Do
Ah, so many people have a love/hate relationship with their CPAP machine. They love that it decreases their sleep apnea symptoms and helps out their sleep apnea-associated health problems, but they hate the idea of being tethered to a machine all night, every night for the rest of their lives. They also hate some of the not so pleasant side effects that can come from CPAP use.
For every new (or seasoned) CPAP user, there is an adjustment period that accompanies almost every CPAP treatment program. Many patients feel frustration when they try to do all the right things and still cannot seem to make CPAP work for them. When you find out you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the choices are very limited - you can either live with the debilitating and dangerous condition or you jump in with both feet and try to find a way for you and your CPAP to get along.
Education is key with this process. Researching CPAP side effects and how to help them is a m... [More]
As sleep apnea becomes more and more of mainstream topic, information about CPAP treatment will become more available to current users. A few weeks ago, 'Good Morning America' featured some CPAP comfort accessories that help CPAP users stay compliant and comfortable while taking care of their health. Watch the video below (hosted by Hulu.com):
Many of the products mentioned in the video are available in our store. Visit the CPAP Comfort Accessories area to see various CPAP pillows, cleaning tools, aromatherapy kits, and much more.
CPAP Supply USA is now available on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for our social media-savvy customers out there.
On Facebook and Twitter we share articles of interest related to sleep, CPAP use, and sleep apnea, while on YouTube we share videos related to the products we carry. Many of manufacturers (Respironics, Fisher & Paykel, and ResMed included) produce instructional or informational videos that we post for our visitors. Also, we'll share any promotions or sales that we are having through these channels.
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