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3B Medical CPAP Supplies And Which Mask Pairs Best with the New Luna 2 Machine

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If you haven’t heard about 3B Medical, we’re here to clear the air–just like the new Luna II Auto CPAP Machine. After a lengthy litigation between 3B Medical and ResMed, a settlement was made, allowing 3B Medical to begin making new products. They quickly became the CPAP manufacturer with “the most no-cost data capture options in the industry, and now the best 3B Medical CPAP supplies are available to Aeroflow Sleep patients!

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Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy: What Is Your Risk? (And Is CPAP Safe?)

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Pregnancy is complicated. For those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA,) sleep disruption and the associated cardiovascular effects of not getting enough oxygen also progresses with your baby. The prevalence of a sleep disorder in pregnant women is actually very high, so it’s only natural for anyone trying to get pregnant to wonder why - and what your risk factors are.

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The Best Kept CPAP Secret is The New Resvent iBreeze APAP Machine

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We understand that you’ve likely been scouring the internet for information about CPAP machines, and we hope to end your search here! Our product guide for the Resvent iBreeze will be informative regardless of the CPAP machine you ultimately choose. So buckle up, Buttercup, and let’s breeze through this–pun intended! 

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Is CPAP and Oxygen Therapy the Same Thing, and Which is Best for You?

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What is air? Besides being the key to sustaining life as we know it, air is a mixture of gasses—mainly oxygen and nitrogen—that then turns into carbon dioxide when we breathe. But what if you can’t breathe on your own? Well, you go to the doctor and are prescribed one of two things: CPAP therapy or oxygen therapy. Read on to find out the difference between the two, which is best for you, and how Aeroflow Sleep can help.

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Melatonin and Sleep Apnea: Is the Popular Sleep Medicine Safe for CPAP?

Patients with OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) can also have other sleep disorders. Any number of factors can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep, throwing off your circadian rhythm. This is your body’s natural rhythm that sets your awake and sleep schedules.  So if an apnea patient needs to reach for sleep medicine, is the well-known sleep aid melatonin safe for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP?) 

We’re here to close the book on your search! Stick with us and we’ll explore the topic of this over-the-counter supplement and how it can interact with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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CPAP Dry Mouth: 4 Ways It Happens, Plus 6 Tips to Prevent It

Your CPAP device is extremely beneficial to treating your sleep apnea, but do you always seem to wake up with a dry mouth and bad breath? This is a common side effect of CPAP therapy, and it’s a manageable one. Aeroflow Sleep is here to help you identify the reasons you might be experiencing CPAP dry mouth and give you 6 tips to prevent it.

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Zero Crap, Get CPAP: The Best CPAP Accessories are Here

We know how it goes when you’re trying to find high-quality CPAP supplies and not just well-advertised crap. You get the recommendations, do the research, believe you’ve found the right products, and then order with nothing but high hopes that you got it right. 

Unfortunately, sometimes when your CPAP accessories arrive, they aren’t quite what you thought you were getting, or they don’t work as well as you’d hoped. Aeroflow Sleep is here to help steer you in the right direction, whether this is your first rodeo as a new customer or you’ve been around the block with your travel CPAP equipment and want to add to your adapter arsenal.

To save you time (and possibly money, if you have an FSA,) we did the research for you and have compiled a list of the best CPAP accessories available!

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How an RN and Her Patient (Like You) Found Out Micro-CPAPs Don’t Work

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We know many patients have grown frustrated with Philips Respironics’ DreamStation recall and the subsequent national PAP machine shortage. While both of these are out of Aeroflow Sleep’s control, we want to caution you about an alternative CPAP therapy solution some have been led to try out of desperation: micro-CPAP machines.

It’s unsurprising that patients are enticed by these devices. Micro-CPAPs cost as little as $15 on Amazon and claim to “maximize the airflow through the nasal passage and stop snoring,” which is a common symptom of sleep apnea. Of course, you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet…unless it’s this, because we’re here to tell you how an RN and her patient found out micro-CPAPs don’t work.

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Why Identifying These Sleep Apnea Symptoms Could Actually Save Your Life

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Research published within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states, “22 million Americans have sleep apnea, and 80% don’t know it.” Why? Well, sleep apnea is difficult to diagnose, because it’s a sleep disorder. That means it occurs while you’re sleeping. But how can you be expected to know you have a life-threatening illness if you’re not conscious when it happens?

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Which Philips Respironics DreamWear CPAP Mask Will Save You Time, Money, and More?

Sleep apnea is most often treated with continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP, and CPAP therapy is provided via a CPAP machine, hose, and mask. Of course, there are thousands of CPAP supplies available beyond the basics, and Philips Respironics is just one manufacturer among them. How do you narrow down the options?

If you are looking for a Philips Respironics product, DreamWear is by far their best-selling CPAP mask, and we agree; it’s a solid choice. Here, we’ll explore why Aeroflow Sleep recommends Philips Respironics DreamWear CPAP mask and how it will save you time, money, and more.

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