Autumn has arrived! That means crisp days and cozy, comfy sleeps. Or does it? For some people, autumn can means poor sleeps, and this can happen for various reasons. If you are one of these people, or if you just want to ensure restful nights, here are some autumn sleep tips to remember:
Whether you are a parent, a student, a grandparent or a teacher, back to school time means a shift from a relaxed summer schedule to the regular school routine! If you had a great summer with plenty of downtime, then returning to school can be a bit of a shock. And those changes can affect a crucial component of your (or your child's) academic success: your sleep. So here are five tips to help you adjust back into your school routine and make sure you can focus on great sleeps:
If you have sleep apnea, your doctor will likely recommend a CPAP machine to help you return to a healthy and happy you. But you may wonder – do you have to use your CPAP machine forever?
Having untreated sleep apnea can affect your ability to lose weight. Yet it has also been said that losing weight can make a positive impact on your sleep apnea. So it is safe to say that sleep apnea and weight issues are linked.
Your CPAP machine can be a crucial component in treating your sleep apnea. But when you first get your CPAP machine, it can be a little difficult to get used to. There is a mask, tube, the machine itself, the water reservoir, and possibly accessories. How can you get used to sleeping with such a machine?
When you have sleep apnea, you know how important your CPAP machine is in treating your sleep disorder. Your CPAP machine is like other machines and appliances - sometimes the parts wear out or break, and need to be replaced. It is important that you replace broken or worn out parts so that your machine operates at peak efficiency. Even if you don't realize that your CPAP machine isn't working as it should, eventually your body will let you know by being tired, cranky, and just not your usual self.
Whether it is a cross-country adventure or a local road trip, who doesn't love planning a summer getaway? If you use a CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, you may believe that these adventures are no longer for you. Why? Just take a look at your CPAP machine. It has a motor, tubing, the reservoir, and other accessories that make lugging around your machine on a trip extremely inconvenient. So you write travel off your list.
Fun in the sun and hot hazy days - it means that summer is here! But if you suffer from sleep apnea, summer can affect your ability to get that quality sleep that your body needs. Luckily, there are some simple yet effective tips you can follow so that you get your sleep and enjoy summer too! Try some of these on for size:
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: