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The Best Kind of CPAP Mask For Your Face

  If you suffer from sleep apnea and have taken steps to treat it, you’ve likely been introduced to a CPAP machine to achieve better sleep. It can take some time to get acclimated to wearing a CPAP mask, and sometimes your mask may not be a good match initially. Fortunately there are multiple options to ensure you experience an optimal level of comfort while wearing your mask. What does a CPAP machine do? CPAP devices provide a simple remedy for sleep apnea — pressure. In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and prevents the body from being able to take breaths. With the appropriate levels set on your machine, a CPAP...

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Sleep Paralysis

  Sleep paralysis occurs when a person wakes up and is aware that they are fully awake but cannot move. It can be downright scary for anyone who experiences it, even though episodes only last from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. According to Healthline, “sleep paralysis [is defined as] a temporary loss of muscle function while you’re sleeping. It typically occurs as a person is falling asleep, shortly after they have fallen asleep, or while they are waking up”. Although an individual’s senses or awareness are intact, they may feel like there is pressure on them, or like someone is choking them. Needless to say, this condition can cause a severe bout of anxiety but is not...

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Ozone Safety and Responsibility - Are Ozone CPAP Cleaners Safe?

For most people with sleep apnea, using a CPAP machine has become a necessity. The cleanliness of these CPAP machines is important as a dirty CPAP can cause you to develop respiratory complications and infection. For CPAP machines, there are several different at home cleaners on the marketplace. One category that has been making waves are the ozone CPAP cleaners. Hailed as a no-detergent cleaner, these have quickly been adopted by various CPAP machine owners. However, as with anything it is a good idea to do your research, particularly when it comes to safety. What are ozone CPAP cleaners? If you haven’t heard of them before, ozone CPAP cleaners makes use of ozone as a cleaning agent. When many people...

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Why It May Be Difficult for You to Fall Asleep

*Nothing in this article should be construed as medical advice. If you have any questions, please contact your physician.*   At some point in time, we’ve all been there. It’s time for bed, you need to get up early the next morning, but for some reason, you can’t sleep. While this can be a normal, infrequent experience for most of us, if this happens often, it may have a specific diagnosis: insomnia. What is Insomnia? Put simply, insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get back to sleep after waking up. Insomnia is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders affecting adults in the United States. As of 2017, roughly 1...

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Ozone vs. Soap and Water

  Cleaning and sanitizing your CPAP accessories can be just as important as using it. Dust, mold and many other harmful allergens or bacteria can fester and grow in items left alone and uncleaned. Whether you use your machine at home or on-the-go, it’s important for your health that you maintain your device to the utmost quality. As a device that provides continuous air for those that struggle with respiratory or breathing issues, unclean or unsanitized accessories can leave you vulnerable to countless ailments. So how do you determine the best way to keep your accessories clean, and yourself healthy? While soap and water may seem like a sufficient cleaning solution, it’s only as effective as the soap solution that’s...

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