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CPAP Mask Leaks - 5 Problems and How to Easily Fix Them

CPAP users know that mask leaks are annoying– the whistling sounds, the dry eyes– but left unchecked CPAP mask leaks can even be potentially dangerous.

Luckily, most leaks are easy to diagnose and easy to fix. Here are some of the most common causes for CPAP mask leaks, and what to do about them.

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How Long Does a CPAP Machine Last? 4 Signs It's Time For a New CPAP

If you’re reading this, you’re probably noticing that your CPAP therapy isn’t as effective as it once was. Maybe your machine is starting to make strange noises, or maybe you’re waking up to excess sleepiness again. Whatever the signs, it’s important to take action before your CPAP machine fails– and you’re forced to spend sleepless nights without it.

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Dr. Monique’s 11 Tips on How to Stay Mindful During Holiday Eating

Authored by Dr. Monique May, Board-Certified Family Physician It is comforting to know that, in these crazy, uncertain times we are living in now, some things do remain the same, despite our “new normal”. For example, Halloween is just a few days away, and before you know it the holidays will be here in the blink of an eye! While it is true that your observances or celebrations may look a lot different this year– due to social distancing, mask-wearing, frequent handwashing, and COVID testing in some cases– you can still take the opportunity to start new traditions and renew your efforts to do better by your health. For example, you may have to gather with loved ones virtually instead of in person. This is true for us all, but even more so for those with chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and sleep apnea. These conditions all have the common concern of weight control at their core, and they all need healthy lifestyle efforts to help treat them.

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Payor Survey Data Shows Critical Role of Telehealth During Current Crisis

Written by Ryan Bullock, Chief Operating Officer, Aeroflow Healthcare During the COVID-19 pandemic, utilization of telehealth has skyrocketed among healthcare providers and commercial payers alike. Recent legislation under the CARES Act made it much easier for providers to meet requirements and access funding. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also took action to expand telehealth coverage, as it proved an effective way to meet a variety of non-emergency needs, from prescription refills to mental health counseling.

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Luis' Story - Sleep Apnea Was No Longer Something He Could Ignore

My sleep apnea journey started 3 years ago. My wife Ellie complained about my snoring, but more importantly, she noticed that I would stop breathing while I was sleeping.  She was especially alarmed because she noticed that I would gasp for breath several times during the night. Additionally, both my parents had sleep apnea, so I became concerned that I was at risk of also having it. At that point, we decided that I needed to go to the doctor to find out what was going on.

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Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

Snoring can be a major annoyance if you’re the one next to it. But 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 of a relationship between sleep apnea and heart disease, stroke, and even heart failure.   Thankfully, the elevated risks associated with sleep-disordered breathing are preventable with simple, non-invasive treatment.

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