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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Wearing Your CPAP Saves You and America Money

Posted Jan 28, 2011 by Kristen P. in CPAP & Sleep Apnea Info

Did you know that getting the right diagnosis and treatment of your sleep apnea saves millions of healthcare dollars?

The health benefits of treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB) are well established.  There has been a substantial increase in health care costs related to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing.  Several studies recently performed, have provided supporting evidence of cost justification for the current standards of detecting and treating sleep disorder breathing.

Untreated SDB is associated with an increased risk of cardiac disease, diabetes and stroke.  A report by the American Sleep Disorders Association reported that 97 untreated Sleep apnea patients incurred an excess in hospital costs of $100,000-$200,000 and physician costs doubled.More...

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The Link between Sleep and Weight Loss?

Posted Jan 7, 2011 by Kristen P. in Lifestyle

In recent years research has shown an underlying link between amount of sleep and weight in the American population. Surveys have found that individuals who sleep fewer hours tend to have a higher Body Mass Index (or BMI, one indicator of being overweight or obese), while other studies have linked sleep to the production of hormones that help control appetite. Multiple hormones that seem to have an affect on appetite seem to vary depending on the amount of sleep one gets each night. People who sleep less tend to have a lower level of the hormone called leptin, a natural appetite suppressant. Those who report a large amount of sleep loss, such as with disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, tend to have increased levels of ghrelin, a natural appetite stimulant that may increases cravings for sweets and starchy snacks.More...

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