Sleep Well, Drive Safe - Our newest CPAP program...

Posted Jan 24, 2014 by Admin in Store News, Store News
CPAP Supply USA is dedicated to promoting healthy living as well as healthy driving. Yes, healthy driving! Many drivers aren't aware of the dangers associated with sleep disorders while driving. We are here not only to bring awareness, but to guide you on the road to discoveries of solutions for your health. We can help you feel better and drive safer! How does our Sleep Well, Drive Safe program work? Discounted CPAP Bundle includes everything needed to get started Step-by-step instructions and guidance during the sleep apnea discovery period to the treatment planning stage. Compliance data available within minutes with ease and accurate reporting. Home sleep test (if needed) is completed in the comfort of your own home so there are no long trips to the sleep lab or overnight stay in a strange bed. This program partially as a response to a political tide that is building in reference to sleep apnea in our transportation employees. As more side effects of untreated sleep apnea are rec... [More]

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 im... [More]

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Home Sleep Tests - The alternative you've been waiting for...

Posted Jun 26, 2013 by Kristen P. in
Now there's a new way to test. Home Sleep Testing with ResMed ApneaLink™ is newly available through CPAP Supply USA. The store you've always been able to trust for your CPAP needs can now help with the other part of the equation - your sleep test. The Home Sleep Test allows you to use the advanced technology of ResMed's ApneaLink™ Monitoring System at home, in the comfort of your own bed. After a night's sleep using the device, a board-certified sleep physician will read your results and determine conclusions for your treatment. Here's how our Home Sleep Test program works: Get the Home Sleep Test package for the introductory price of just $249. We'll ship you everything you need. Follow the enclosed instructions and complete your night of monitoring. If you have problems, contact us via chat, email or telephone to speak with a home sleep test advisor. You'll be supported through the testing process. Return the testing unit with... [More]

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Do I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Posted Sep 8, 2011 by Kristen P. in CPAP & Sleep Apnea Info
Snoring is completely normal, right? Loud snoring that wakes up my spouse or pet and sometimes even wakes me up is a pretty normal thing. I know tons of my friends who do it too. It's normal to snore... isn't it? I hear the statements above (or some variation of them) a lot. Snoring is something that people tease one another about or, at worse, causes arguments between spouses about who deserves to sleep on the couch more. But, in truth, the majority of snoring is not a normal process of sleeping. And it can mean some serious problems for your health if left untreated. Most snoring (about 70%) is caused by a literal obstruction in the throat. The sound of persistent nightly snoring can be explained by tissue in the throat or mouth that is obstructing air and causing the classic flapping or snorting sound that is the typical snore. So when I put it that way, doesn't it sound a lot more dangerous and a lot less "normal"? If the majority of snoring is caused by an actual physical obstruct... [More]

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'CPAP' added to Merriam Webster Dictionary (Finally!)

Posted Aug 26, 2011 by Kristen P. in Events
In a press release dated August 25th, it was announced that the phrase 'continuous positive airway pressure', and the accompanying abbreviation 'CPAP', was added to the newest edition of the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Accompanied by other, more trendy words and phrases, such as 'bromance', 'crowdsourcing' and 'fist bump', the word CPAP was defined through the following dictionary citation: "abbreviated CPAP; a technique for relieving breathing problems (as those associated with sleep apnea or congestive heart failure) by pumping a steady flow of air through the nose to prevent the narrowing or collapse of air passages or to help the lungs to expand." It was cited as originating in 1975 (which is before the CPAP invention date of 1981, so we're not sure where that date originates). It's nice to finally see such a common term being entered into one of the most common American dictionaries, especially considering how long it's been used and its increasing importance in the medical commun... [More]