Best Portable CPAP Machines for Camping

If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your treatment may involve use of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine at night. These devices are used to keep your airway open so that you can break the cycle of intermittent breathing stoppages and benefit from a good night’s sleep….

How Are Asthma and Sleep Apnea Related?

Asthma and sleep apnea are similar in many ways. Both disorders affect the respiratory system. They can be managed with certain lifestyle changes and treatment, but not cured, which means you need to learn to live with them in the long term.  Moreover, both conditions can have a serious negative impact on health and even be fatal if not managed….

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy

When you have sleep apnea, your sleep is severely disturbed – caused by breathing difficulties. Every time you stop breathing, your heart rate increases and blood oxygen levels drop. The likelihood of developing sleep apnea during pregnancy is low (10%), due to the increased levels of progesterone (which activates muscles keeping the airways open)….

Best Treatment for Mild Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can lead to serious medical conditions if left untreated. The disorder causes a person’s breathing to stop and start during sleep and there are three forms of sleep apnea, each with varying degrees of severity. …

Can you use a CPAP machine with a cold or blocked nose?

While CPAP is the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, you might find it uncomfortable using a CPAP machine when you have a cold — or nasal congestion as a result of allergies. A blocked nose makes it harder to breathe properly — and if you have a sore throat or cough, the inflow of air will likely provoke coughing spells. …

Sleep Apnea and Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth grinding includes clenching your teeth, and is also called bruxism. While this generally happens during sleep, it also can occur during daytime. While people may ignore their teeth grinding, left untreated it can cause damage to the teeth, as the constant grinding and clenching wears away at the enamel. …

CPAP Lowers Hospital Readmission Rates

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults, all over the world. WHO data show that more than 30% of global deaths are attributed to cardiovascular disease. In fact, more people die of heart failure then all forms of cancer combined.

This group of diseases jeopardize overall health and increase the risk of serious complications and premature death, especially when heart problems coexist with other health conditions. …

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