To Humidify or Not to Humidify?

Posted by Admin on Apr 10, 2018 6:12:00 AM

 

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All About CPAP Hoses

Posted by Admin on Apr 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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Vacationing with CPAP - What You Need To Know

Posted by Admin on Mar 27, 2018 2:33:43 PM

When you go on vacation, what do you pack? Seasonal clothes, travel documents, extra cash, and your CPAP machine. Yes, that wasn’t a mistake. If you suffer from sleep apnea, then taking your CPAP machine with you on vacation is important. After all, don’t you want to be as alert and fresh on your vacation as you are when at home?

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Choosing the Right CPAP Mask

Posted by Admin on Mar 23, 2018 2:38:56 PM

CPAP masks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. But with choice comes a dilemma: which mask is the right one for you? Here are some common questions and answers that may help:

Q. How do I choose the right mask?

A. Ultimately, it comes to research. Research as many different masks and styles as you can. Ask friends and family that use CPAP what they like and why.  Ask your doctor if there are specific recommendations based on your pressures. Also, think about your face shape and features.  Do you wear a beard?  Do you have smaller or larger nose?  

Q. What are the differences between a full face mask, a nasal mask, and a nasal pillow?

A. A full face mask covers both your mouth and nose, a nasal mask covers just your nose, and a nasal pillow sits at the entrance of your nostrils.

The right mask for you depends on different factors, such as the dimensions of your face, whether or not you have facial hair, and if you tend towards being claustrophobia. Each type of mask has its own benefits. When you try on masks, let the supplier know what your preferences are to help in the process.  

Q. I tend to move around at night. What mask should I get?

A. Consider either a full face or a nasal mask. These types help ensure that the air gets into your airways.

Q. I don’t like the feeling of having my face covered while I sleep. What should I do?

A.  Because it is the smallest, and lightest on your face, a nasal pillow mask is your best bet.

Q.  I have a beard, what should I do?

A. For the best seal, opt for a nasal mask rather than full face mask.

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Why Do I Need to Replace My CPAP Parts and Accessories?

Posted by Admin on Mar 21, 2018 1:22:19 PM

Why Do I Need to Replace My CPAP Supplies?

If you are using a CPAP machine for your sleep apnea therapy, then you are aware of the initial costs to purchase the machine and its accessories. But do you realize that you have to replace some of its parts on a regular basis? And why?

Just think – you don’t use the same toothbrush for years. It begins to wear out and thus becomes less effective. To ensure your teeth get the best care, you replace your toothbrush regularly. The same concept applies to your CPAP machine. Its parts can break down or wear out too. Replacing them keeps your machine running optimally and ensures great seeps. So how often do you need to replace certain parts? Below are hints and the time frame when you should consider replacing CPAP supplies.

Filters

Your filters make sure that the air that travels from your CPAP machine to your airways is both clean and free of particles and allergens that can irritate your body. Over time, the filters become clogged or simply wear out. If you live in a region that is prone to being dusty or humid, then your filters will become clogged even faster.

You can tell when you need to replace your filters by examining them visually, particularly for discolouration and wear. Expect to replace your filters twice a month.

Tubing

How does the pressurized air get from your CPAP machine into your airways? Through the tubing. With nightly usage, the tubes can start to tear or crack, meaning you get less pressurized air than you need for a restful sleep. You can tell when you need to replace the tubes in several ways: consistently poorer sleeps, tears in the tubing material, and tubes that are no longer clear in colour. Replace your tubing about every 3 months.

Humidifier Water Chamber

Using a humidifier with your CPAP machine can make a wonderful change in your night time comfort. Because it both warms and moistens the air entering your passageway, the humidifier helps minimize dry nose and mouth. It is especially useful if you have a cold or suffer from allergies. The chamber holds the distilled water for the humidifier.

When it becomes discoloured or gets cracks, it is probably time to replace the water chamber. On average, you should replace it every 6 month

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What Supplies Do I Need For My CPAP?

Posted by Admin on Mar 8, 2018 7:34:00 AM

After being diagnosed with sleep apnea, you need to start your treatment. That probably means getting a CPAP machine to help you sleep at night. But did you know that you need more than just the CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea? You also need accessories that can offer convenience, comfort, and safety in your new and improved sleeping situation. So what supplies and accessories do you actually need for your CPAP machine? Here are some items to consider:

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CPAP 101

Posted by Admin on Mar 6, 2018 2:06:58 PM

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Is it time to replace the parts of your CPAP machine?

Posted by Admin on Jan 23, 2017 6:43:38 PM

Now that 2017 is in full swing, it is time to start taking a good look at your CPAP machine and do a bit of an inventory as to which parts are working great and which parts could stand to get a bit of an upgrade.

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Is all tubing equal?

Posted by Admin on Feb 2, 2015 2:09:52 PM

If you are a regular CPAP machine user, then you will know that the tubing of the machine is one of the most standard, yet vital pieces of equipment that comes with our CPAP machine.

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Topics: CPAP Machines, cpap tubing, cpap machine parts, cpap tube, tubing

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