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CPAP Machines are Amazing

And they were a maintenance hassle… Until now Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices, or “CPAP” machines, are undoubtedly a major contributor to a better life for those with nighttime breathing difficulties.  There is an unsupported idea which has been spread, that CPAP is only for people who are overweight, but that is not true. Anyone can suffer from airway collapse, at any age.  Sleep apnea is a condition where the airway is too flexible or narrow, and closes in on itself, halting breathing for prolonged periods during sleep.  Our bodies cope with the diminished oxygen by partially awakening us, to draw a gasping noisy breath, perhaps forcing us to change positions so that we breathe more easily. Snoring is one...

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Do Ozone Generators Kill Mold?

Mold exposure is extremely dangerous and CPAP users may be more at risk to it. Mold grows in warm, humid environment and many CPAP devices provide such an environment with ease. Microscopic spores can settle in the pipes or the body of the device. If not cleaned properly, the spores will grow and can infect the user. The risk to one’s health is higher as the CPAP device directly impacts the respiratory system of a person. What Does Mold Exposure Do? Many forms of mold are toxic to people. While mold in the house is harmful, mold in a CPAP machine can be far more dangerous for a person. This is because of the direct access it gets to a...

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