Dealing with Sleep Apnea: What Are the Risk Factors?

Thursday, 17 August 2017 by
Did you know that some of your attributes, characteristics and behaviors could be putting you at risk of developing sleep apnea? When we talk about the term “risk factor,” we mean: a variable that increases the likelihood of a certain medical condition or injury. Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea You may already be aware of the common symptoms of sleep...
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Understanding Each Part of Your CPAP Machine

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 by
Trying to figure out a device you’re unfamiliar with can be intimidating, and a CPAP machine is certainly no exception. Previously, we explained what a CPAP machine is and how CPAP works, but we didn’t really get a chance to break down the different components of a CPAP machine.In today’s post, we’ll review each piece of CPAP machine equipment so...
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What You Need to Know About COPD and Sleep Apnea

Friday, 11 August 2017 by
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an umbrella term for a number of progressive lung diseases, is a serious condition that affects 30 million Americans. Characterized by symptoms like breathlessness, coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest, COPD is commonly caused by smoking and environmental factors. It’s the third-leading cause of death in the United States.Living with COPD is difficult enough...
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Understanding the Difference Between Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Monday, 07 August 2017 by
Dealing with snoring is one of those things that’s often dismissed as merely a nuisance or a sign of aging. People will go years without giving it much of a second thought, only to eventually learn that they’ve been dealing with sleep apnea all along. If left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious health consequences, so it’s important to understand...
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