CPAP Education

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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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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Benefits of CPAP Machines: 7 Ways CPAP Therapy Helps You

The benefits of CPAP machines are numerous and well worth adjusting to the headgear! Today, Aeroflow Sleep is offering up a refresher for experienced sleep apnea patients asking themselves something like, “Ugh, why am I still doing this?” This is also an excellent overview for newcomers curious about the health benefits of CPAP therapy. Bolster your resolve, and let all of this information sink in as you commit (or recommit) to your CPAP therapy regimen.

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9 Reasons You Need to Buy the Best CPAP Cleaner of 2022

A recent study discovered, “40% of CPAP users admitted to never cleaning their CPAP mask, and more than 80% skipped cleaning the CPAP tubing.” They don’t even pre-wash or use mask wipes! If you’re grossed out reading that, good. We were too.

Not cleaning your CPAP equipment leads to faster deterioration, meaning you’ll need replacement parts sooner. Germs can collect in CPAP accessories, and no one wants to be breathing in pathogens linked to respiratory illness.

The easiest way CPAP users can disinfect is by buying a CPAP cleaner, but how do you cut through the crowded market of CPAP supplies? Aeroflow Sleep has done all of the legwork for you and can give you 9 reasons why you need to buy the best CPAP cleaner of 2022.

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CPAP Water: Does It Need to Be Distilled? (Plus, How to Make Your Own)

A CPAP humidifier can be the key to sleep therapy success, making your airflow more comfortable and eliminating symptoms like dry mouth and sore throat– but always having to keep distilled water around is a bit of a pain. Is bottled water just as good? What would happen if you used tap water anyway? Is your doctor just in the pocket of Big Water? 

In truth, the answer to these questions can have a big impact on your health and on your wallet. Read on to learn about what kinds of water you can use in your CPAP machine, how the right kind of water can save you money, and even how to make your own distilled water!

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Home Sleep Study vs In-Lab Test (Which Apnea Test Is Best For You?)

Do you find yourself suffering from daytime fatigue and excessive sleepiness no matter how well you think you slept? Do you often wake up with headaches? Do you fall asleep at red lights or while watching TV? Do your family members complain about your loud snoring? We all go through stressful periods that leave us feeling worn out at times, but if you answered yes to any of the questions above there might be something more to it. You may need a sleep study to determine if you have an underlying medical condition like Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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BiPAP vs CPAP (Which Therapy Is the Best Choice for You?)

If you’ve got sleep apnea, you’ve definitely heard of CPAP, but you may have also encountered some less common terms like BiPAP or APAP.  Many first time CPAP users are surprised to find out that there’s more than one type of PAP therapy. So what makes these machines different from a CPAP machine, and who are these machines for?

Today we’ll focus on BiPAP therapy, how it differs from CPAP, and when to consider BiPAP as a  treatment option.

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The Easy Way to Get a CPAP Prescription and Buy a CPAP Machine

Written by Gary Rothbard, MD, MS and Aeroflow Sleep Staff

When you’re first diagnosed with Sleep Apnea the process of getting a CPAP machine can seem daunting. Do you need to spend a night in a sleep lab? Can you just get your prescription from your primary care physician? Where’s the best place to buy a CPAP?

Take a deep breath! We’ve written this guide to simplify the process of getting a CPAP prescription and getting your new CPAP machine.

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CPAP Settings: Can I Adjust My CPAP Pressure When It's Too High?

Whether you’re brand new to sleep apnea, or a veteran of CPAP therapy, there are a number of reasons you might be wondering about changing your CPAP pressure settings. 

Maybe it’s taking longer than you expected to adjust to your air pressure. Maybe you’re experiencing some new and uncomfortable side effects, like bloating or dry mouth. Maybe your CPAP treatment isn’t as effective as it once was. 

Whatever the reason, it's entirely possible that your pressure needs to be changed! Today we’ll take a look at how to recognize when your CPAP pressure is too high or too low, and how to have your pressure settings adjusted.  But first, let’s make sure we’re on the same page for what exactly your CPAP settings mean…

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How Does a CPAP Work? (and How Long Does It Take?)

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! Studies have shown that 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?”

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