Sleep Well & Live Better Blog

COPD And Sleep Apnea: 3 Ways BiPAP Machines Are Safe For Both Patients

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is defined by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as “a progressive disease” that damages the lungs in ways that make it hard to breathe. They also say, “In the United States, COPD affects more than 15 million adults, and many more do not know they have it.” Sound familiar?

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Bongo Rx: Is It Really The World’s Best Micro CPAP Or Something Faulty?

The Bongo Rx is an alternative sleep apnea therapy manufactured by AirAvant Medical. First released in 2019, the feedback Bongo Rx received was actually quite positive. Its worth was endorsed by several doctors and their patients. It had undergone clinical-testing and was even FDA-cleared. Plus, in 2020, Bongo Rx was nominated for an Edison Award; a prestigious recognition for innovative products.

All of this is well and good, but Bongo Rx is still a micro CPAP machine.

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5 Ways To Power Your CPAP Machine When The Power Goes Out

It’s official. We are 2-3 weeks into winter, making blizzard conditions possible for much of the northern and midwestern parts of the US. In fact, our very own Dr. Carleara Weiss lives in Buffalo, NY; she just saw over 8 feet of snow fall the day after Christmas!

Snowstorms, freezing temperatures, and high wind gusts leave us vulnerable to power outages all season long. So, what happens if a major power crisis occurs while you’re on CPAP? Let’s take a look at 5 ways to power your CPAP machine when the power goes out.

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10 Ways Technology May Be Affecting Your Good Night's Sleep

When was the last time you asked yourself, is technology affecting my good night’s sleep? It’s okay if you can’t remember. Unless you recently watched The Terminator and are consistently having nightmares about the fictional artificial superintelligence, Skynet, technology affecting our good night’s sleep is not something we often think about.

Aeroflow Sleep will open your eyes to 10 ways technology affects your sleep; including ways that particularly impact our patients with sleep apnea. We’ll then help close your eyes again so you can sleep soundly, with tips, tricks, even technological devices you can actually utilize to change your sleep habits for the better. After all, a good night’s sleep is waiting for you.

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Want To Live To Be 100? Untreated Sleep Apnea Lowers Your Life Expectancy

Living to be 100 years old is a wonderful, attainable achievement for some, but it’s especially difficult if you have untreated sleep apnea. Research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states, “22 million Americans have sleep apnea, and 80% don’t know it.” Hold up. 17.6 million people in this country don’t know they have sleep apnea?! You know what else equates to 17.6 million people? The entire population of Malawi.

Wherever unknown sleep apnea lingers, untreated sleep apnea lingers too. Not to mention, health problems increase...along with the patients’ risk of death. Read on to learn what sleep apnea is, what happens if it goes untreated, how much untreated sleep apnea costs, and more. Plus, as a medical equipment supplier, we’ll offer you the best in sleep apnea treatment.

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Magnesium Supplements: Do They Help Or Harm Sleep Apnea Patients Like You?

When you hear the word “magnesium,” you probably think of the periodic table of elements. You might even get as far as to remember that “Mg” is magnesium’s symbol. But, unless you’re a chemist, anything more than that may as well be a foreign language to you. Luckily, Aeroflow Sleep is here to unveil the mysteries behind magnesium.

In today’s blog, we will identify what magnesium is, how it is used, who needs it, and most importantly, if sleep apnea patients like you are among those who do. Plus, if magnesium is not right for you, we have a list of 3 more nutritional supplements to try and more!

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Sleep Apnea And Heart Health: Why OSA, Hypertension, And A High Heart Rate Matter

Snoring can be a major annoyance if your bed partner is afflicted with it. What’s worse; if that snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, it could be potentially life-threatening. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and there is strong evidence that sleep apnea and heart disease, hypertension, and even heart failure are related. Thankfully, the elevated risks associated with sleep-disordered breathing are preventable with simple, non-invasive treatment; available to you through insurance with Aeroflow Sleep.

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Why The Best Temperature For Sleep Is Much Colder Than You Really Think

You wake to greet another October morning and suddenly notice a chill in the air. Groggily searching for the source, you see red and yellow leaves dancing in the autumn breeze outside the window—the same window you left open. Now, your body temperature is relying on the bundle of blankets you’re burrowed within for warmth.

Despite the cold, this was your first good night’s sleep in months. Why is that? In today’s blog, Aeroflow Sleep will reveal what the best temperature for sleep is, 6 tips to achieve it, how your sleep environment should change as you age, and where OSA fits into all of this.

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Are CPAP Masks Latex Free? Top 5 Reasons You See Skin Irritation On CPAP

Now that you’re on a CPAP machine and wake up feeling refreshed, isn’t it time you look the part? A common complaint among sleep apnea patients is that CPAP masks irritate the skin, resulting in red marks, nose sores, and dermatitis. This is especially true for CPAP users who have a latex allergy. Aeroflow Sleep is here to reveal the top 5 reasons you see skin irritation on CPAP, plus which supplies help reduce the rash.

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Can The Dentist Cure OSA? When Dental Devices Win Over CPAP Machines

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is seen as chronic, so it’s a condition you will have to deal with for a long time – if not your lifetime. However, using a CPAP machine doesn’t have to be on the agenda. Some alternate treatment options work for a select few and can be recommended by your dentist as well as your doctor! Today, we’ll explore oral appliance therapy, its dental devices, and, of course, continuous positive airway pressure.

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