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Understanding CPAP Tubing

  Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices are a common therapy and treatment for many around the world. For those suffering from nightly breathing issues, and Sleep Apnea in particular, CPAP devices grant the ability to sleep peacefully and breathe easily thanks to the relief provided by these amazing devices. But how are these devices able to provide clean and consistently air to those that need it? The simple answer is through a convenient device, a comfortable and all-important mask, and different types of tubing. Considering the entire point of the device is to provide unobstructed oxygen to your lungs, it’s of the utmost importance that its tubing be both suitable and durable enough to do the job. When it...

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Thanksgiving Leftovers in a Blanket – 60 Minute Activities

    In this blog series, Sleep8 is branching out from sleep related topics to bring you fun activities that can be completed in about 60 minutes, the same duration as your Sleep8 cleaning cycle. These could be anything from recipes, crafts, DIY projects, skills to master, workouts, or more. Keep your eyes peeled to the Sleep8 blog to find your new favorite pastime. Fall has many great traditions, holidays, and meal choices. During this time of year we move over from the lighter fare of the summer to more filling, heavier dishes. With Thanksgiving behind us, we have filled our bellies with delicious food, and our fridges full of leftovers. While I’ve seen many extreme choices in Thanksgiving leftover eatery,...

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Can you Catch up on Sleep?

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* We have all been there – planning to sleep late on the weekend because we hardly got any sleep during the week. Sometimes life can be all hustle and bustle, and you find yourself going to bed later and later every night but still waking up at your regular time. Some careers require employees to be on-call or flexible regarding their work schedule, making it hard to get adequate sleep. The dilemma emerges after a person continues to reduce their sleep time every day for a couple of days in a row. The experts call it "sleep debt," formally defined as...

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What Is a Sleep Study and How Does It Work?

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* A surprisingly large portion of Americans suffer from some sort of sleep-related disorder. According to the Cleveland Clinic, roughly 70 million Americans are sufferers. That adds up to about 21% of the entire population. Considering that the average person spends one-third of their life sleeping (or attempting to do so), better understanding what exactly is causing a problem can be very important. One of the first steps in diagnosing a sleep disorder is undergoing a sleep study - also known as somnology. This is a type of medical test that will let a sleep doctor - a somnologist - get a...

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Feng Shui Your Home – 60 Minute Activities

In this blog series, Sleep8 is branching out from sleep related topics to bring you fun activities that can be completed in about 60 minutes, the same duration as your Sleep8 cleaning cycle. These could be anything from recipes, crafts, DIY projects, skills to master, workouts, or more. Keep your eyes peeled to the Sleep8 blog to find your new favorite pastime. A few months back, I was doing a whole home overhaul—divvying up enough space for myself and my future husband who had recently moved in, trying to find a great spot for us to both work from home away from our four cats. As I set up my office I not only wanted it to look aesthetically pleasing...

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