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What to Do about the Philips CPAP Recall

When used properly, CPAP can be a life-saving device. However, Philips Respironics recently issued a recall because some of their devices may actually lead to life-threatening complications. People using certain models of Philips Respironics CPAP machines are encouraged to stop using them immediately, but people using related Philips Respironics ventilator devices [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|CPAP Alternatives|

Are There Disposable CPAP Masks for Sleep Apnea?

Most people agree that CPAP technology works well for patients who can tolerate it. Unfortunately, many people are unable to cope with the pressure sores, sense of claustrophobia and maddening noises often associated with CPAP-use. One of the biggest complaints of using CPAP is having to thoroughly clean the mask night after night. Most people [...]

Is CPAP Making Your Mouth Dry?

Dry mouth is a common problem that people experience when they have sleep apnea because they tend to breathe through their mouths. Unfortunately, treatment with CPAP might actually make the problem worse. When you have a dry mouth, it also might make you cough more. In today's {{{{link id='6978' text='concern of COVID-19'}}}}, the last [...]

How to Help Your Spouse with CPAP

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition. Even before its fatal complications, it can tremendously reduce the quality of life of everyone in the household. Fortunately, sleep apnea is also very treatable. When your spouse has been suffering from sleep apnea, a diagnosis and treatment option can seem like a godsend to you. However, [...]

Have Atrial Fibrillation? Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Help Recovery

Heart problems are among the most serious complications linked to sleep apnea. Cardiovascular problems, such as heart failure and stroke, account for most medical expenses, hospitalizations, and deaths linked to sleep apnea. Often, sleep apnea contributes significantly to the disease progression. So significantly that sleep apnea treatment is a critical part [...]

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