If you have sleep apnea, then taking care of your CPAP equipment is an important investment to make in your overall health. The better you take care of your equipment, not only will you get better sleeps, but you will prolong the life of the machine, the mask, and any accessories you use. Here are the basics of caring for and replacing your CPAP equipment.
It's the start of February and for many it's a good time to refocus on health and wellness and with that may come new eating habits, new exercise programs, and if you have sleep apnea - a new mask. OK, getting a new mask for your CPAP machine may seem like an unusual health and wellness goal, but it is very important for your sleep health. Here's how to know when to replace your CPAP mask:
Who doesn't enjoy a good night's sleep? For many people, this could involve exercise, fresh air, a well-balanced diet, and a decent bed time. If you have sleep apnea, then you need to add an extra component to your routine: a CPAP machine.
With our devices, screens, and commitments, being able to get a good night's sleep seems elusive to many people. But now with the new year upon us, it's time to put sleep at the top of your resolution list!
The parties and the cooking and the shopping and the errands - it must mean that the holidays are right around the corner. But with long to do lists, life can get pretty hectic, and that can play games with the ability to sleep. If you suffer from sleep apnea, then poor sleeps affect you more than the average person. So if you are thinking about scrapping the holidays altogether for the sake of your health, just wait. By following a few tips, CPAP and the holidays can go as well together as rum and eggnog:
If you have seep apnea, then one of the most effective treatments is to get a machine that can help keep your airways open at night when you sleep. You may expect it to be a CPAP machine, but it isn't the only type of machine that can help. There is also an APAP machine. Do you know the differences?
If you suffer from sleep apnea, then your doctor probably prescribed the use of a CPAP machine as part of your treatment. But with the mask, tubes, and machine itself, you may be tempted to forego this part of your treatment. However, using your CPAP machine can really make a difference. Here are the top 7 reasons to stick with it:
We've all heard about getting our beauty rest. But it isn't just a fun phrase. Getting adequate sleep helps us not just feel more alert and be more focused, but it does something else - it makes us look better too.
Cool weather can mean different things to different people. Skiing, sledding, and cozy sweaters. Icy roads and shovelling snow. Cold dry air.
Do you snore? Do you always feel tired and cranky? Do you have trouble focusing? If you said yes to all of these questions, then you may have sleep apnea.