If you have sleep apnea, then you probably have PAP supplies; this could include a CPAP machine, APAP machine, or BiPAP machine, plus its CPAP mask and accessories. These essentials can come with a major price tag though. That’s why Aeroflow Sleep is dedicated to finding you the best deals possible by working with your insurance provider, and that’s not all. Now, you can get a quote before you order!
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Sleep apnea oxygen levels can be a source of anxiety for those who have sleep apnea (or suspect it). We’d like to help you address those concerns, so today we’ll be talking about how oxygen levels relate to the most common form of apnea - obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
We’ll explore the two ways that sleep apnea causes low oxygen levels. We’ll also touch on what normal oxygen levels are during sleep. Finally, we’ll explain why oxygen desaturation is so detrimental to your health, and what you can do about it. Stay with us - we’re here to help!
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the gold standard for treating sleep apnea. Sleep apnea patients stop breathing during sleep, and CPAP therapy keeps that from happening. It opens your upper airways by gently pushing pressurized air from a CPAP machine to a CPAP mask worn within or around the nose and sometimes over your mouth while you sleep.
What controls your CPAP pressure level though, and therefore your breathing, is CPAP titration. Sounds like a pretty fancy term…but it really isn’t! Today, Aeroflow Sleep will fully define what CPAP titration is, how it's measured, what that costs, plus 3 ways using auto titrating benefits you. That way, you’ll know exactly why this fancy word is so important to your sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea brain fog is definitely a whole mood - albeit a bad one. Do you frequently feel generally sluggish, or just not like your normal self? You may be wondering if underlying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the culprit.
Brain fog is a common symptom of sleep apnea since people with untreated OSA don’t get enough sleep. When you wake up several times during the night, feeling a bit addled in the AM is pretty understandable! Hang in there with us and we’ll explain how the two relate.
CPAP users can choose among 3 mask types (nasal, nasal pillow, and full-face masks). During the summer, Aeroflow Sleep patients order more full-face CPAP masks than at other times of the year. That’s because getting a good night’s sleep is a teeny bit harder during the dog days, and sleep apnea sufferers like you need all the help they can get to stay well rested.
Sleep apnea and insomnia are the two most common sleep disorders. As someone who doesn’t sleep well, you may be wondering if you have one, the other, or even both of these sleep problems. Does one cause the other? If so, which comes first? We’re here to clear up some of the confusion so you have one less concern keeping you up at night!
Arguably the biggest healthcare snafu for the sleep apnea community occurred one year ago. If you’re a part of that community, you don't need this blog’s title to know what we’re talking about and probably share some of our PTSD at mere mention of the subject too…
Healthy sleep habits begin with you, and sleep apnea patients are no exception. Yes, a sleep apnea diagnosis of any kind (obstructive, central, or mixed sleep apnea) means your bedtime routine entails more than the average human, but it is still very easy for you to achieve a good night’s sleep when you adopt eight basic practices.
Sleep apnea headaches are a rude awakening. At least, sleep apnea headaches are what it seems like is causing your morning headache, but how can you tell? With so many types of headaches, it can be tricky to differentiate a sleep apnea headache from others. If you are an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient suffering from frequent headaches, we’re here to help you figure out if the two really are connected and what to do about it!
Finding a comfortable CPAP mask can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Even if you have ordered the right one, most people newly diagnosed with sleep apnea don’t know how to put a CPAP mask on correctly. After all, fitting anything to your face isn’t exactly an intuitive process.