Sleep Efficiency

Sleep Efficiency

The knowledge regarding the importance of sleep is becoming more mainstream and information about sleep is becoming increasingly available.  In turn, this is escalating the awareness of how important diet and exercise are for overall health, however, there is a third, lesser known, aspect of an improved healthy lifestyle. Sleep efficiency, or getting the best [Read More….]

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Benefits of Heated Tubing for Your CPAP

Benefits of Heated Tubing for Your CPAP

One of the most common complaints for patients using CPAP therapy is nasal congestion and dryness. Recent advances in humidification, particularly with heating, have improved this for many patients, but these symptoms are still a barrier to adherence to this life-improving therapy. For patients who might otherwise be sleep-deprived and prone to accidents, as well [Read More….]

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The Surprising Link Between Sleep Apnea and Red Blood Cell Count

The Surprising Link Between Sleep Apnea and Red Blood Cell Count

More and more information is becoming readily available to the public regarding the dangers of untreated obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. From grogginess to weight gain, and high blood pressure to memory loss, OSA comes with many life-threatening side effects. One of the most recent discoveries of OSA however, are proving just how deadly this [Read More….]

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How Sleep Apnea Can Affect Others

By Kim Wetmore Growing up, I remember my father being quite the snorer.  As a child, I clearly didn’t know what I know now about snoring and its affects on those around he who snores, as well as he himself. I was not troubled to sleep at that time, but I remember being able to [Read More….]

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Seven Tips for Better Sleep

I have recently discovered, as a wife and mother in my late 30’s, that sleep has become more important than ever in my busy life.  I have experienced that even just a couple of nights consisting of less than 8 hours of sleep really affects how the following day plays out.  I have noticed aches [Read More….]

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How To Clean Your CPAP Supplies Properly

By Bryant Belin Making sure your CPAP supplies are in working order is an essential requirement to help support your sleep therapy. In addition to this, it is important to disinfect your equipment to prevent bacteria and mold build up, which can lead to infections in the body. Cleaning also helps remove any dirt and oil that [Read More….]

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Medicare and Sleep Apnea

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea by your doctor a major question you may currently have is, “Will insurance help cover treatment?” The good news is, for the most part, yes! We are going to discuss Medicare’s guidelines for durable medical equipment coverage (DME) since most insurance providers follow Medicare’s standards. Medicare will [Read More….]

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Compliance Program for those being treated with CPAP Therapy

The above graph is a representation of compliant and non-compliant sleep patterns. After the process of talking to a doctor, having a sleep study and being issued a CPAP machine, there is one more important step involved in the successful treatment of sleep apnea.  Depending on a patient’s insurance coverage, it is necessary to prove [Read More….]

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How Elevated Red Blood Cell Count can Affect Sleep Apnea

Polycythemia is the medical term meaning elevated red blood cell count.  People who live with polycythemia have higher than normal numbers of red blood cells circulating in their blood.  There are two forms of polycythemia.  The first type occurs when there are problems with the body’s ability to create red blood cells.  The secondary type [Read More….]

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Caffeine and Sleep Apnea

  If you are anything like me, there is a great chance you look forward to a nice cup of coffee in the morning.  For me, it is the time taken to welcome the day.  Let’s face it, I do not welcome much of anything before I have had a cup of coffee in the [Read More….]

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