Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has three levels of severity: mild, moderate, and severe. Which severity you have is measured by how many times your breathing alters during sleep. If this only happens 5-15 times, you have mild OSA. Is that really enough to subject a patient to a lifetime of PAP therapy?
Dr. Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, MSC, is the System Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Medicine, and Professor (with Tenure) in the Department of Medicine, and Associate Division Chief for Academic Affairs in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. At the annual American Academy of Sleep Medicine conference, she defended the unpopular opinion that no, treating mild OSA doesn’t mean you have to use a CPAP. Aeroflow Sleep is here to share (and then, argue against) her research.
Aeroflow Sleep reached out, but Dr. Shah did not respond immediately for comment.
Hi, I’m Emily, and I began my new role as a Marketing Coordinator for Aeroflow Sleep last week. I’m excited to be a part of a company, like Aeroflow Sleep, whose mission is to not only help patients feel and live better, but to also help patients receive the durable medical equipment and supplies they need without added stress, complexity, or costs.
Since beginning my new role, I have taken a deep dive into educating myself on all things sleep apnea; and I thought it might be fun to share with you all what I’ve learned so far! I’m hoping some of my new-found knowledge will resonate with others who may have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are on a similar learning journey, or with those who are new to the Aeroflow Sleep family, just like me!
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), you’ve probably been prescribed CPAP therapy. And you’re probably wondering how all this headgear and tubing could possibly lead to better sleep.
You’ve got questions, and that’s a good thing! Getting educated about CPAP treatment often leads to improved compliance – meaning you’re more likely to actually use your CPAP machine.
Today we’ll take a look at how your CPAP device works, and how to make CPAP work for you. We’ll also answer some common questions; like “Does CPAP really work? and “How long does it take for CPAP to work?”
Way to go – you’ve taken the first step toward improving your health by beginning your CPAP therapy journey! But the road to sleep health doesn’t stop there. Did you know that maintaining a regular CPAP replacement schedule is an essential part of your obstructive sleep apnea treatment? Read on to find out why.
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.
Aeroflow Sleep recently learned that one of its patients believes, “Toothbrushes are now monitoring your habits but don’t tell your dentist about it. CPAPs shouldn’t either!” With that, we quickly realized the truth behind CPAP cellular modems and WiFi may not be fully understood. Today, we’re going to clear that up!
So you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Well, your first order of PAP supplies is far from your last. Aeroflow Sleep is here to walk you through the lifespan of your CPAP supplies, what the average CPAP replacement cost is, and how we make this all hassle-free for you.
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.
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!