Compliance is the key to effective therapy for sleep apnea, and the mask you choose plays a big role. While there are several types of CPAP masks, all with different styles and fits, each is designed to create a good seal around your mouth, nose, or both to deliver consistent therapy throughout the night. In this guide, we'll walk through each of the most common CPAP mask options to help you differentiate between them and determine which might be best for you needs.
If you rely on a CPAP machine to manage your sleep apnea, you're probably aware that it needs to be cleaned from time to time. From dead skin cells to bacteria, mold, and dust, it doesn't take long for buildup to occur on or inside your CPAP equipment that can impact both the effectiveness of your treatment as well as your personal health.
We all need a little escape from time to time, and camping is a great way to do that. There are plenty of benefits, from fresh air and sunshine to relieving stress and resetting your sleep cycle. But how can you go camping with sleep apnea?
If you use a CPAP machine, you know how beneficial it can be for managing your sleep apnea and helping you get a good night’s rest. However, it’s important to practice proper maintenance in order to maximize the effects of your treatment and keep your CPAP machine functioning as it should.
How many of you have ever been sleeping peacefully, and all of the sudden you’re awakened by a gurgling sound or even worse a SPLASH of water from your mask? Chances are no one is playing a prank on you; you have condensation in your tube also known as rainout.