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What Does CPAP Stand For? More On This Popular Sleep Apnea Acronym

What Does CPAP Stand For? More On This Popular Sleep Apnea Acronym

Maybe you’re a new CPAP user, or maybe you’ve never even heard of this life-saving sleep apnea treatment. Either way, you’re in the right place! In today’s blog, Aeroflow Sleep’s Science Advisor, Dr. Carleara Weiss joins us, giving a basic overview of all things CPAP.

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3 Reasons CPAP Users Are Obsessed With The New F&P Solo Nasal CPAP Mask

3 Reasons CPAP Users Are Obsessed With The New F&P Solo Nasal CPAP Mask

The first CPAP product release of 2024 has finally arrived in the form of the new Fisher & Paykel Solo Nasal CPAP Mask, and CPAP users are already calling in to get their mask swapped to this innovative, revolutionary design. But why has it caused such a stir among the sleep apnea community? Having been on the market for less than a month, Aeroflow Sleep is here to tell you exactly what the buzz is all about; including sleep expert insight and product reviews from patients like you.

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Does My Sleep Health Matter? How Your Sleep & Mental Health Are Connected

Does My Sleep Health Matter? How Your Sleep & Mental Health Are Connected

A 2021 study estimated that more than one in five adults in the United States deals with a mental illness. Is there a link between poor sleep and the prevalence of mental health conditions, or is it the other way around? In today’s blog, we’ve teamed up with Dr. Chris Allen—a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine Physician, Pediatric Neurologist, and Aeroflow Sleep Science Advisor—to explore the effects of sleep on your mental health. So, strap in; there are a lot of studies and research here!

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My Drowsy Driving Wake-Up Call & Why Misdiagnosing Sleep Apnea Matters

My Drowsy Driving Wake-Up Call & Why Misdiagnosing Sleep Apnea Matters

Did you know drowsy driving has its own prevention week every November? In fact, The National Sleep Foundation publishes an annual survey during this week, updating statistics on drowsy driving in the U.S in an effort to raise awareness.

Last year’s survey stated, “Drowsy driving is a significant public health concern in the United States. Estimates suggest motor vehicle crashes related to drowsy driving account for roughly 20% of all motor vehicle crashes.” My own experience was no exception, and it was ultimately the impetus to my obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis.

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Can Service Animals Really Help You Manage Your Sleep Apnea?

Can Service Animals Really Help You Manage Your Sleep Apnea? | Aeroflow Sleep

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal is “a dog that has been trained to complete a task for an individual with a disability.” But is sleep apnea technically a disability? And can a trained service dog help you manage your sleep disorder? Let’s find out!

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Have CPAP Supplies But Want To Switch Them? Here's What To Do

Have CPAP Supplies But Want To Switch Them? Here's What To Do

By now, you’re probably aware that CPAP supplies have an expiration date, so you need to follow a regular replacement schedule. But what happens when you don’t like the updated product you received? Are you actually stuck with that CPAP machine for the next 5 years until your insurance provider will cover a new one? What about ordering CPAP masks and basic accessories—like CPAP filters—outside of the replacement schedule?

All of these questions and more are answered below, as Aeroflow Sleep explains how and when you can swap CPAP equipment in today’s blog.

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Can You Fix Sleep Apnea Yourself? Why Sleep Apnea Self-Care Matters

Can You Fix Sleep Apnea Yourself? Why Sleep Apnea Self-Care Matters

If you suffer from loud snoring and daytime sleepiness, you shouldn’t brush it off as normal. In fact, these symptoms may be pointing to something more serious; like a sleep disorder. But is something like sleep apnea a disease you can simply deal with on your own? Aeroflow Sleep has the answer in today’s blog.

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Can I Go One Night Without CPAP? The Results Were Shocking

Can I Go One Night Without CPAP? The Results Were Shocking

I distinctly remember getting my diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) I had never heard of sleep disorders in general, let alone this strange-sounding diagnosis. My doctor explained that my airway was becoming repeatedly blocked as I slept, cutting off the oxygen to my brain. When I looked alarmed, he reassured me that there was an effective treatment called CPAP therapy that would keep my airway open as I slept.

That was a lot of information to take in at once. Lack of oxygen to my brain sounded very serious, and I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of sleeping with a mask on my face. Of course, I quickly learned that even going one night without CPAP was worse than wearing a mask.

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Your 2024 World Sleep Day Guide: How To Celebrate Sleep Health

Your 2024 World Sleep Day Guide: How To Celebrate Sleep Health

Did you know that there is an entire day dedicated to celebrating sleep health all across the globe? You may not be familiar with World Sleep Day, and that’s okay! Keep reading as we provide you with some context, helpful resources, and tips on how you can celebrate, besides just sleeping!

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How To Help Your Sleep Doctor Organize A New CPAP Supplies Order

How To Help Your Sleep Doctor Organize A New CPAP Supplies Order

Ordering a new CPAP machine requires information from both you and your sleep doctor. We’ve already gone over how you can order CPAP supplies online with insurance, but what about the steps your doctor should follow? Your CPAP machine may be one of hundreds they prescribed this month, so even with Aeroflow Sleep contacting the practitioner on your behalf, a specific order might not be top-of-mind without a little pressure from you, the patient. Learn how to be proactive with your first order, by helping doctors quickly submit the right information to Aeroflow Sleep.

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