What is EPR on CPAP and What Does It Do?

Anyone who has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is likely aware of the benefits associated with a continuous positive airway pressure machine. 

Often referred to by the acronym CPAP or APAP, these mechanisms help the user to breathe more comfortably during the overnight hours. They have already alleviated the symptoms of thousands of individuals and this technology continues to evolve….

Typical Sleep Apnea Symptoms for Men

Men have a much higher risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), compared to women – 25% higher risk, studies show. The risk increases with age, as those between 60 and 70 years old are most likely to be affected by this medical condition….

How Common is Sleep Apnea Overall?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) currently affects countless individuals and unfortunately, the cases seem to be on the rise in certain countries. While the severity of the symptoms may vary, the fact of the matter is that failing to obtain the proper amount of rest each night will inevitably place our health at risk. Still, we need to ask an important question….

Central vs Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Primary Differences

If you find yourself consistently exhausted and drowsy during the day, it is possible you may have sleep apnea. This is quite a common sleep disorder, one which in the US alone affects around 30 million people. With sleep apnea, there are frequent pauses to your breathing when you sleep – prompting your body to awake for air. These incidents can be very brief, and you’re likely unaware they occur. …

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. …

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