Sleep Therapy Equipment

Learn all about CPAP machines and Sleep Therapy Equipment. CPAP machines are used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. You'll also get in-depth information other types of Sleep Apnea, as well as BiPAP machines and how to use an oxygen concentrator with a CPAP machine.
  • How Home Oxygen Concentrators Help Prevent Mountain Sickness

    Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is still somewhat of a mystery to medical experts, but what they do know undeniably, is that it is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. If you are planning a trip to a ski resort high in the mountains, or any other location that has an altitude about 6,000 feet above sea level, AMS can be a threat.

    There are a few different ways to prevent AMS is the first place, and everyone is different in how going to a high altitude affects them. One person might get it mildly while another gets violently ill. It can be especially dangerous to those with a chronic lung disease.

    Using a home oxygen concentrator might be the best way to prevent mountain sickness since it allows more oxygen to get into the blood stream. You might want to talk to your doctor about doing this, well before your trip to the mountains.

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  • Which is Right for Your Sleep Apnea – CPAP or BiPAP?

    Sleep apnea is a disorder that many people have, which causes them to either abruptly stop breathing while they are sleeping, or take abnormally shallow breaths. It can be pretty mild in most people who have it, and most of the time it doesn't require any special treatment.

    However, if it's starting to affect you in your waking life, you will need to look into getting treatment. The main way of treating moderate to severe sleep apnea is with a CPAP or BiPAP machine. These machines are used while you sleep, and function like an air pillow in your airways. Air pressure comes through a mask from the CPAP or BiPAP machine, to make sure your throat never closes while you sleep.

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  • Transcend Auto Full-Featured CPAP Machine

    The Transcend Auto is a new fully-featured CPAP machine that is the answer to many people's needs. All CPAP machines take some getting used to, but some make it much easier with certain comfort features. Automatic CPAP machines adjust to your breath rate as necessary, and many patients with sleep apnea need this sort of air pressure. And the best part is, it's easily transported for overnight stays!

    Not only is the new Transcend Auto now one of the best auto CPAP. You might also see it described as APAP, which stands for "Auto-titrating Positive Airway Pressure". This auto-titrating air pressure can be adjusted to your individual needs, as observed by your doctor. It's equipped with sensors that are sensitive enough to pick up on the most subtle changes in your breathing.

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  • Details on the Breathing Machine for Sleep Apnea – CPAP and BiPAP

    Sleep apnea can be a serious issue. Not only can it be dangerous to stop breathing at night at intervals, it has a long term effect as well as a short term effect. There are two types of sleep apnea – obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

    Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type, and it occurs when the muscles in the throat are weak and relax too much during sleep, causing them to collapse. This blocks the flow of air while you're sleeping. It also contributes to snoring, and gasping for breath while sleeping.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About CPAP Machines

    “CPAP” stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, which is what many people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea need to sleep through the night without missing out on any oxygen. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is when muscles of the upper airway are not strong enough to stay open to allow for normal breathing during sleep. If you've ever heard someone sleeping, and they suddenly stop breathing for a few seconds, and continue breathing again with a sudden jerk or gasp, that is what happens with those who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

    Many people won't realize that they have Sleep Apnea, unless someone who is with them while they are sleeping can see what is happening, and let them know. There are other symptoms that occur while you are awake, such as fatigue during the day, a dry and sore throat every morning, morning headaches and trouble concentrating. You will have to be monitored by your doctor to determine if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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  • Using Oxygen While You Sleep

    Everyone breathes differently when they are asleep. When you're sleeping, your body slows down, your breathing becomes more shallow, and you take in less air in each breath. This can be dangerous for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or other lung conditions. Many people with breathing problems prop themselves up with pillows while they sleep to avoid having trouble breathing, but propping yourself up with pillows won't help this problem.

    It's easy for your doctor to tell if you need oxygen therapy while you sleep. If your blood oxygen level is above 94% while you're awake, you might not need oxygen therapy during the day. If your blood oxygen level is below 94% during the day, you may need oxygen therapy for a while during the day, as well as all night long while you sleep. If he or she suspects that your blood oxygen level is dropping below the normal zone during the night, they may have you monitored overnight to get a reading.

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  • Fixed CPAP Machines Comparisons and Reviews

    A fixed CPAP machine delivers a constant or “fixed” flow of air, which is used to treat sleep apnea. These fixed CPAP machines are the standard, and deliver an air flow measured in centimeters of water (cmH2O). This flow of air acts as a splint that keeps the airways open the way they should be. Being able to breathe properly at night without interruption can make a huge difference in how you feel and in your overall health.

    You might be wondering which fixed CPAP machine to buy, but maybe our customer reviews can help you make some comparisons. Here are some reviews from people who are happy with their fixed CPAP machines.

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  • How to select a CPAP Mask

    If you need a CPAP or BiPAP machine to help you get enough oxygen while you are sleeping, you will understand how important it is to have the right kind of face mask. Many people end up moving around and tossing and turning in their sleep, and this face mask has to stay in place through all of that. A nasal cannula will not work in most situations, unless you stay perfectly still, lying on your back while you are sleeping.

    The most complicated part about using a CPAP or BiPAP machine is something that most people might overlook or take for granted – finding a CPAP mask that is comfortable and fits your face. There are many different sizes of these masks. It's likely that you will find one that you've tried on and decided that this was the mask for you, but then at night when you are trying to sleep, the mask suddenly seems to not feel right anymore. It's not uncommon to try out a few different masks before you find one that fits you properly and doesn't interfere with your sleep. Using a CPAP machine can be hard to get used to in itself, so it's important to choose the right mask to make the transition easier.

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  • Troubleshooting a CPAP Machine – How to To Fix the Problems

    Most of the time, if you are experiencing a problem with your CPAP machine, it's because of the extensions and not the machine itself. These common problems you might experience with your CPAP machine are easy to fix. You might face a few of these problems when you first start using your machine, because they can take some getting used to. There are a few things you can do and some easy adjustments you can make to make it more comfortable and untroubling. Check out these things before you call up your medical supplier to file a complaint.

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  • CPAP and biPAP Machines – What Do They Do and How do They Differ?

    The two types of machines that are used to treat sleep apnea are CPAP machines and BiPAP machines. Sleep apnea causes you to lose oxygen during the night when you stop breathing, which is dangerous and leads to much bigger problems down the line. There are two types of sleep apnea – Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea. The differences in these two types of sleep apnea is often treated by these two types of machines because of the specific needs.

    The CPAP machine was invented in 1981 by an Australian Professor named Colin Sullivan, and it stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Just as the name implies, it administers one level of air pressure at all times and is used to keep the airways open. For this reason, it is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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